The Telegraph is reporting that Alan Johnson has announced that holding an ID card for Britons will be voluntary. This is a major climb down and a victory for all those such as David Davis MP who felt this policy was an infringement of our liberties and campaigned hard against its introduction.
We were told that ID cards were necessary to:
(Home Office website)
Has the Government found another way of dealing with these concerns or is the real reason for
scrapping amending the scheme due to the state of the nations finances? Estimated costs of introducing ID cards were in the region of £5-15 billion – money that the Treasury simply hasn’t got.