Great news today. The Coalition Government confirmed that the ID cards scheme will be scapped within the next 100 days.
Labour pushed and pushed ID cards. The rationale changed over and over again. And then they tried to get take up voluntarily in pilot areas (including Liverpool and the North West). They spent huge amounts on marketing and planning.
Anyway, it's great to see a manifesto promise being put into effect almost immediately. ID cards, and the associated database, would have been part of a change of the relationship between the citizen and the state - so thank goodness the scheme's been stopped in its tracks.