Jacqui Smith says public demand means people will be able to pre-register for an ID card within the next few months.
The cards will be available for all from 2012 but she said: “I regularly have people coming up to me and saying they don't want to wait that long.”
“Please Jacqui – let me pay you £30 or more so that you can store my data on a huge database that will almost certainly not go missing (unlike many, many other cases of dataloss) all so that you can catch those nasty, nasty terrorists. I'm more than happy to have £50.1 billion of my tax money going into this scheme rather than into, I dunno, the NHS”.
When is it we can get to vote this shower of fools out of government?
Here is my statement of intent :
I refuse to carry any national ID card that is based around a national database and would rather go to prison than submit to this attack on my privacy and security. They will have to get my biometric data* by force and I will shred any ID card of this type that I am sent.
I would rather emigrate (And I love London and the UK) than be forced into this scheme of waste and evil. I will vote for any political party that guarantees scrapping this white elephant.
*Which is still hideously flawed and throws up too many false positives and negatives. To be fully informed please visit No 2 ID.