Meanwhile, in other news…

Today Royal Assent was given to the Act scrapping Labour’s ID cards. Good news.

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12 Comments

  • Patrick Smith 21st Dec '10 - 10:58pm

    The scrapping of ID Cards is one clear civil liberties agenda policy that helps to vindicate the cynics that going into a `Coalition Agreement’ was not in the national interest.

  • How can you scrap something that didn’t get beyond a tiny pilot scheme?

    I agree with Olly on this Mark…

  • It doesn't add up... 21st Dec '10 - 11:51pm

    Excellent news indeed. In former times, the news might have been relayed by cable or telegraph. Let us hope that Telegraph and Cable give it a mention.

  • Andrew Suffield 22nd Dec '10 - 12:03am

    How can you scrap something that didn’t get beyond a tiny pilot scheme?

    With a great deal of enthusiasm and at the ideal time. Things like this should always be scrapped before getting beyond that point.

  • I have never seen the ID card issue as being a one party issue, plenty of Labour supporters opposed this and will welcome the scrapping of the scheme, so it is good news and should be getting wider coverage.

  • @Patrick – a majority Tory Government would have scrapped ID cards. No Lib Dem influence here whastoever.

  • Good god, people, this is great news whatever party gets your vote.

    I’m livid with the Lib Dems for their behaviour over tuition fees but I’m not going to scorn them when they have a hand in achieving something good. Nor for that matter am I going to dismiss something because the Conservatives would have backed it.

    Well done to everyone who got this ridiculous, illiberal, expensive idea scrapped.

  • Nick (not Clegg) 22nd Dec '10 - 10:13pm

    The scrapping of ID cards is good news. But it’s not a vindication of the LibDems’ decision to go into coalition. It was Tory policy too, so it would have happened whether you (I won’t say “we” ; I’m proud to say that I wqs one of those who voted against the motion at the Birmingham Conference) had gone into Cameron’s pocket (sorry, government) or not. Even with a Tory minority government, it would have secured a large majority in the current House of Commons.

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