Conservative Party leader David Cameron has made a speech in Manchester today:
Under my leadership, we'll always strive to do the right thing.
That means saving our energy to oppose the government when it's wrong.
Like on ID cards.
Labour can't decide what it's for.
They can't control what it costs.
They can't explain why they're making it compulsory.
Labour's plastic poll tax has no place in modern Britain.
It's an ugly monument to the waste, chaos and vanity of intrusive, over-mighty government.
I promise you this....in office, we will pull it down.
We hope that this means that the abolition of the entire centralised biometric database National Identity Register scheme, and not just the "ID Cards" aspect of it. is to become a firm Conservative Party election manifesto committment.
We will be seeking clarification to see if that really is what the official Tory party policy is currently.
Given the ineffective Tory Opposition to Labour on many civil liberties issues in the past, we will be more likley to believe David Cameron if he affliates his party to support the cross party NO2ID Campaign, which does have the support of several of the smaller Opposition parties.