Despite them saying that ID cards would be delayed because the government appear to have a fondness for losing information, naturally they are going to press ahead with their fascist plans.
As a reader of Private Eye, I am wondering why the BBC included a comment from David Blunkett, which said:
Former Home Secretary David Blunkett, who introduced the initial identity card scheme, has previously said it would not work unless everyone had to have a card.
Because as declared in his register of members interests, Blunkett is a paid adviser to the Texan security firm Entrust which is interested in bidding for the ID card programme.
# Chair of International Advisory Committee to Entrust Inc. (from 1 March 2007); company providing internet security systems. (£25,001-£30,000)
It doesn't strike me that he is the best person to go to for a disinterested comment on the subject.