Thursday, July 13, 2006

UK Identity Cards

Identity cards have not been included in the UK government's definitive account of Britain's counter-terrorism strategy. Plans for "biometric" visas and passports are included, but the proposed ID card system has been given no place in the strategy.

This goes against claims from the Prime Minister and the Home Office that the cards will enhance national security.

National IDs, with sophisticated two-factor ID elements, are expensive, forgeable and do not enhance national security.

All the British terrorists, as well as all of the 9/11 terrorist, would have possessed these identification cards.

I really don't know why many believe a national ID card will reduce terrorism. There is no evidence to support this claim.

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