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UK ID card scheme likely to be 'debacle', says Jack Straw
13 October 2003

'UK home secretary David Blunkett's on-off ID card scheme may now be off for the foreseeable future, following the leak of highly critical letters from foreign secretary Jack Straw and the Treasury over the weekend. Straw, Blunkett's predecessor at the Home Office, warns of a "large-scale debacle," while the Treasury letter argues that the 40 fee for Blunkett's compulsory card would have to be categorised as a tax hike.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:42 PM Mon 13 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Register