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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

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Even if ID cards were proven to be effective in controlling identity theft, illegal immigration and the like, the ludicrous cost and the sheer inconvenience in obtaining them would far outweigh the argument for their introduction.

Terrorists and criminals will always stay one step ahead of the authorities, government IT schemes never work first time, and costs are always 3 - 4 times the original estimates.

I can think of at least a dozen far more worthwhile and effective projects that my hard-earned and over-taxed salary could be spent on; I will certainly do everything I can to avoid having an ID card.
John Gold, 15 years ago.

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