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The beginning of the backtrack on ID/NIR? From today's Independent. (http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politic...)
"Perhaps in the past the Government in its enthusiasm oversold the advantages of ID cards. We did suggest or at least imply that they may well be a panacea for ID fraud, benefit fraud, terrorism and entitlement, and access to public services."
- Tony McNultyChris McClelland, 12 years ago.