Monday, 5 November 2007

ID cards

Intriguing piece in today's Independent about delays and cost over-runs in the introduction of compulsory ID cards. So no surprise there, then.

But I was particularly struck by a seemingly innocent paragraph towards the end. It reads:

Yesterday, ministers dismissed reports that Gordon Brown was to abandon plans to bring in compulsory ID cards for everyone. Mr Brown opposed the idea in cabinet debates during Tony Blair's tenure but has been convinced that it should go ahead.

In other words, Bottler was against ID cards when Blair proposed them, but is now for them now that he is in charge. As ever, the great man of principle.

Nay! The great man of COURAGE!

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