The government's roll out of the "voluntary" ID card started in Liverpool, and other bits of the region, today. As a Lib Dem I have consistently opposed these cards. Its not just the card, its the whole database that goes with it.
The whole scheme will fundamentally alter the relationship between the citizen and the state. And promoting this as a voluntary thing that will help people is merely a form of soft marketing before trying something more compulsory.
I did an interview for Juice FM about this earlier today.
Hopefully Liverpool people will see through the charade and won't sign up.