Alan Johnson blathers on about how voluntary ID cards will be wonderful at protecting our identity.
Of course, creating one single card, easily forged, that proves identity will simply make theft of identity easier.
But, here\’s the kicker:
Our identity, the information that makes us unique, is something that we get called upon to prove each day, when we are opening a bank account, renting a flat, proving our right to work.
Those aren\’t, of course, things that we do every day. Any one individual might do any one of those things every….oooooh, couple of years perhaps?
But it\’ll be a very easy step for government to insist that we must have a voluntary ID card to indeed prove those things, won\’t it? Turning voluntary into compulsory.