Thursday, 23 December 2010

LibDems in Government: ID cards abolished

Just in case you missed it on the 22nd December 2010 Identity cards, the failed "Database State" project left behind by New Labour, were finally  scrapped when the "Identity Documents Bill" was granted Royal Assent.

Both locally and nationally Liberal Democrats have consistently campaigned against ID cards and having them finally killed off is a major victory.

All existing ID cards will be cancelled within one month, and the National Identity Register will be destroyed within two months.

Scrapping this unwelcome invasion of personal liberty will save £845m in planned future government expenditure supporting the system over the next ten years. Just to put that number in perspective it's a little under 150 years worth of Council tax for the whole of South Cambridgeshire*!

* - For which figures are available.