Tony Blair's new NuLabour Cabinet has the usual suspects, Gordon Brown still as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jack Straw still as Foreign Secretary and Charles Clarke still as Home Secretary, and Alastair Darling still remains as Transport Secretary i.e. all the senior people responsible for destroying some of our civil liberties and freedoms through "Climate of Fear" inspired repressive legislation and policies, remain in place.
Des Browne, who shoved the Identity Cards Bill through the House of Commons with such undue haste, has moved to become Chief Secretary to the Treasury. His replacement as Home Office Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration, and Nationality has not yet been announced.
ID card policy apologist Peter Hain is now Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (and still Secretary of State for Wales), and John Reid moves to Defence, replacing Geoff Hoon who takes up Hain's former position of Leader of the House, which is pivotal for the guillotining of debates on controversial legislation.
The most controversial appointment is that of the disgraced ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett to the Department for Work and Pensions, which is remarkable for someone who should have faced criminal charges for misuse of public office.
The NuLabour majority is reduced, but is still substantial, and given the obvious disarray that the Tory Opposition will be in for several months ahead whilst they sort out their latest leadership crisis, there is every danger that the promises made in the NuLabour manifesto and during the campaign, to re-introduce an Identity Cards/Database Bill within the first month of the new Parliament will be kept.
Tony Blair's speech outside Number 10 Downing Street also hints at even more repressive Anti-Social Behavior Orders and Database monitoring of "problem" children and parents
"And fifth, I've been struck, again and again, in the course of this campaign by people's worry that in our country today, though they like the fact that we've got over the deference of the past, there is a disrespect that people don't like. And whether it's in the classroom, or on the street, or on town centres on a Friday or Saturday night, I want to focus on this issue.
We've done a lot so far with anti-social behaviour and additional numbers of police, but I want to make this a particular priority for this government - how we bring back a proper sense of respect in our schools, in our communities, in our towns, in our villages.
And arising out of that will be a radical programme of legislation that will focus exactly on those priorities; on education; on health; on welfare reform; on immigration; on law and order."
Even more stick and no carrot ?
Why do NuLabour still think that passing even more repressive and complicated legislation actually tackles any social problems whatsoever ?