Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ID cards: same old, same old

For the last month, the Home Office has been excitedly trailing a new direction for their ID cards programme. Robin Wilton's conclusion?

I'm afraid this looks like a re-hash of headline items which does not, essentially, move us on from where we were 18 months ago. Over that period, we have seen senior civil servants' leaked emails expressing grave concern about the viability of the whole project, and balanced, rational criticism from Jerry Fishenden and others.

It's disappointing to see a minister take the time to comment publicly on the plans, but leave those substantive issues unaddressed.

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