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Millions of law-abiding citizens to rebel against ID cards

The government's incompetence and Big Brother tendencies may have pushed law-abiding Brits to their limit says the Times –

"The government is predicting that some 15m people will revolt against Tony Blair’s controversial ID card scheme by refusing to produce the new cards or provide personal data on demand.

The forecast is made in documents released by the Home Office under the Freedom of Information Act. The papers show ministers expect national protests similar to the poll tax rebellions of the Thatcher era, with millions prepared to risk criminal prosecution."

In November, 2005, the former head of MI5 doubted that the cards would make Britain safer from terrorists. Police doubt the cards will improve crime detection. Clearly, then, it's a good idea for the government to throw massive amounts of money at the scheme.