The Second Reading of the controversial Identity Cards Bill has been passed by 314 votes to 283.
The Government is, yet again tabling a "Programme Motion" i.e. a "guillotine" on debate in the Committee Stage. This will limit debate until the 19th July, so yet again, the Identity Cards Bill is being rushed through Parliament without proper debate for something so complicated.
This time, there will not even be a Home Affairs Select Committee or a Public Accounts Committee which has been convened in time for them to examine the detailed costs of the plan.
So much for the democratic process in the House of Commons.
It is impossible to believe that all of those who voted for this Bill have actually bothered to read the full text, let alone to understand its deeper implications.