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Like many others in the IT industry, I can see what a complete waste of effort, time and money this will be. I cannot for my very life see how an ID card would make any real difference to anything other than maybe the odd petty crime such as someone not paying for their prescription, and an ID card scheme is completely out of all proportion to this kind of problem. If it's any consolation to anyone, it will never work properly anyway, from a technical standpoint; but it would be nice if we could use the taxpayer's money to cure cancer or do something of which we could be serenely proud, rather than embarking upon such a daft scheme as this and wasting billions of pounds.
On a personal note, if what I read in some places is true, I stand to have the medication that I need to live withdrawn if I refuse to comply with this crazy scheme when it eventually becomes compulsory; but I wouldn't want to be part of a society that would do that to someone anyway.
Damned right I'll refuse!Richard Gray, 15 years ago.