Sunday, April 30, 2006

ID cards no answer to prison fiasco

Charles ClarkeMichael Portillo is waiting for more government spin over the prison fiasco:

New Labour strategists will be looking to turn the prisoner disaster to advantage. They will soon be announcing that the debacle merely offers the proof that identity cards are needed. But the claim that identity cards would sort out the mess is bogus. Since the Home Office cannot handle 10,000 people held in prison, how would it cope with 60m people at large?

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