ID Cards - Panic?
Tony Blair's hopes of bringing in a national system of identity cards were looking increasingly imperilled last night amid signs of collapsing public support and panic within the Government....Last week Mr Blair suggested that he does not see ID cards as an issue of confidence. Asked whether he could be persuaded to drop the plan if the opposition became overwhelming, he said: "I did not come into politics to introduce identity cards."
That whirring sound you can hear is Tony furiously backpedaling - expect it being kicked into the long grass any minute now - My guess is that "technology concerns" will mean it is "postponed" for further....
But that quote also makes me wonder - what did Tony go into politics for? I seem to remember he stood for :
"To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service". Oh and leaving the EEC!
Well not much success there, or was he just another public school/oxford lawyer who wasn't bright enough to have a real career but still thought they knew more than Hoi Polloi and should boss them about, in their own best interests of course.