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Looking at all the comments, I feel people are missing a key point. The compulsory use of ID cards, even drivers licences, as proof of identity indicates that the Government no longer trusts its citizens- there is a fundamental breakdown in the relationship between the state and individual, where the State assumes that it now knows best and that you are not to be trusted. History has shown that the more powerful and unresponsive the state is, the more abuses against non-compliant individuals and groups.
Only through the political process, refusal pledges and a "bloody minded" opposition to providing requests for ID will the process be stemmed.
Having recently migrated from Australia for work purposes, i will oppose the ID card and if it comes in, i will move again...
But where?Ashley Schofield, 14 years ago.