As we all know, no Parlaiment can bind its successor.
Mr Johnson said: “Holding an identity card should be a personal choice for British citizens – just as it is now to obtain a passport.
“Accordingly I want the introduction of identity cards for all British citizens to be voluntary.”
Asked if the cards would ever be made compulsory he said: “No.”
So this is simply bollocks. They\’ll currently carry on with the National Identity Register and it\’ll still be open for someone at some point in the future to insist that the cards themselves will be mandatory.
Better by far to kill the entire project stone dead.