Sunday, 16 May 2010

Did NO2ID Win? Not Just Yet...

NO2ID — Stop ID cards and the database stateWe've just had a very interesting election here in UK. Unlikely bedfellows now are in government. There's a host of changes in store for the country, and an interesting mix of policies. Among those, there is one I wrote about quite recently - the issue of ID cards. And, with the new government this seems to be scheduled to be resolved in a way I completely approve of. But will it actually happen, the promised scrapping of the whole plan? We won't know until it passes the Parliament, but the new coalition being a bit of an unknown, we may even live to see it break down before passing this particular bit of legislation. Therefore, I am not opening the champagne yet (it would most likely be a single malt or a good ale anyway), and the message I have for Dick Clameron is: we're watching you!