While I’m on related topics, I need some help. I need an example given by Tony Blair, David Blunkett, Charles Clarke, Michael Howard or anyone else of similar stature which describes a plausible way in which ID cards will help prevent terrorism. Or not even plausible ways – I keep hearing that ID cards will “help with the war on terrorism”, but I really don’t see how. I don’t read all the papers, so maybe one of you have seen an example given to illustrate their use. Rewards are on offer.
Unless the plans are that some ID cards will have the word “Terrorist” in big red letters on them. And a strobe. And have an audible warning. And a GPS locator. Yeah, maybe that would mean ID cards would be useful.