Posted by: John | November 11, 2007

Livingstone gives the lie to ID cards

I noted that Ken Livingstone on the Sunday Edition this morning stated that ID cards (at a cost of billions) wouldn’t deter one bomb. He said that the only valuable thing they will do is prevent low level criminals giving a false name and address!

That’s a lot of money for something that neighbourhood policing could do anyway.

We go on about the civil liberties arguments – I think we should pay equal attention to   the actual costs involved.

There are many who are neutral on the civil liberties issue – when it comes to the high costs involved they turn into the against column.


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