I feel a bit guilty about this as I’ve generally got quite a bit of time for Neil from the Brighton Regency Labour Party blog, but as its ID cards and Neil’s comments exhibit clear naivety as to what all the fuss is about then not only is a response called for but also a good fisking of comments.
So, on with the show…
The government have persuaded me, I want an ID card.
Thirty quid for a ten year card that allows you to travel around Europe, not much really, is it?
Houston, we have a problem right from the outset.
You see as Bernie Herden, head of the UK Passport Agency, admitted in July, the shelf-life of biometric identity systems – in this case passports – is gong to be rather less than 10 years, vis:
Herdan was pretty candid on forgers’ ability to circumvent new security measures, saying the agency would have to keep changing designs and would have to change its technology “more frequently than every ten years