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I'm sick and tired of seeing obviously loaded questions used to justify this scheme which cannot possibly solve any of the issues it is meant to address. In fact, given the woeful track record of government IT contracts and the contractors running them, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the very data the card is meant to protect finding its way into the wrong hands. That there will be massive budget overruns goes without saying, of course.
If the government is so sure that the public is behind their ID cards, then why not hold a referendum to decide the matter? Then again, with the apathetic attitude our politicians instill in the populace, I suspect we'll have a poorer turnout than the recent Italian vote on fertility controls. Perhaps we just ought to have a "None of the above" option on our next set of polling cards....Andy Blanchard, 15 years ago.