More than 3 million European Union citizens living in Britain after Brexit will have to be issued with “some form of documentation”, the home secretary has said.
Amber Rudd told MPs she would not yet set out the details for any new EU ID card, but said: “There will be a need to have some sort of documentation. We are not going to set it out yet. We are going to do it in a phased approach to ensure that we use all the technology advantages that we are increasingly able to harness to ensure that all immigration is carefully handled.”
Non-UKites will need ID cards. So, obviously, UKites will need ID cards so that they can be distinguished from non-UKites. Because simple absence of a card will not be proof of being a UKite.
The Home Office, the institution, wants us all barcoded on our foreheads. Just because and any reason will do.