Re-posted from archive of infinite ideas machine 2004:
In the spirit of the debate that the Government would have us believe has happened, the BBC’s article Should we carry ID cards? carries a set of associated comments which they say “reflect the balance of the opinion we have received”.
Note that these could be seen to belie Tony Blair’s assertion earlier this month that “in relation to ID cards… I think there is no longer a civil liberties objection to that in the vast majority of quarters.”
So does he think that groups like Stand, Privacy International and Liberty are entirely unrepresentative of public opinion, or that a significant number of outstanding questions are simply undeserving of an answer?
Methinks Messrs. Blair & Blunkett may have been reading too many (and too much into) recent headlines…