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Blair shoots down UK ID card scheme
31 July 2003

'UK Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday knocked the wheels off Home Secretary David Blunkett's ID card bandwagon, citing "huge logistical and cost issues that need to be resolved" before the cards can be implemented. If words such as "privacy" and "freedom" also figured in his reasoning he neglected to share this with us, but he pointed out that the last government (by which he presumably means Tory government, rather than the one he himself baked earlier) had examined the issue "over a period of years" and had come to similar conclusions.'link

Posted by SteveC at 11:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Register