The Home Secretary David Blunkett has made a further pronouncement on his controversial, yet vague, compulsory Identity Card proposals:
BBC 2 Newsnight, 30th September 2003
"If people came back and said. look, we really do not like this idea of Identity Cards, would that stop the policy ?"
"Well, it would have done, if people had done that over the last year. I started this discussion over this, a year last January, its been going on for nearly 2 years now, and, errr, the the decision that the Public came back with was: yes we like the idea, we think it will help, but, errr, we want the technical details, the finance, the human rights element to be sorted out, and that is precisely what I am doing"
This BBC2 Newsnight programme of 30th September 2003 can be viewed online via streamed RealMedia, until it disappears somewhwere into the BBC archives. The Blunkett ID Cards segment is around 12mins:50sec to 13mins:30sec into the programme.
Where is this massive public support for Compulsory, ?40 on top of your passport and driving licence fee, centralised database, easily forged biometric identifier smart Identity Card, which will not catch many terrorists or illegal immigrants ?
Why is David Blunkett still ignoringthe majority of respondents
to his Consultation Document who are opposed to an ID Card ?