Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Prime Minister Excuses-for-Bringing-in-ID-Cards Watch

Blair's latest tack is to claim ID Cards are the spirit of 'modernity', modernity being the quality of being modern. Civil liberties, it would seem, are not modern, they are very 'last century', which is why we need to get rid of them.

An "action plan" would be published by the Home Office in December to "explore the benefits" people could get from ID cards in 10 years' time, he said.

Let me get this straight, ID Cards have been on the hot plate for several years now, there's been legislation through Parliament on this and only now the Government is investigating what ID Cards could do?

This is, of course, not the situation at all. All this reveals is that the Government currently have to force through a pointless plan because they figure it's less embaressing than to u-turn but have run out of arguments as to the benefits because all of them have been revealed to be false. New arguments please!

I'm hoping that before he leaves office Blair claims the argument for ID Cards is that they are 'post-modern' and that everyone will be forced to carry around half a dead shark tattooed with the names of everyone they've ever slept with.

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