The Politics of Fear

Charles Clarke and Alan Milburn have been playing politics with the tragic murder of Detective Constable Stephen Oake by a failed asylum-seeker, trying to use it to justify forcing ID cards on everyone in the country.

Compulsory national ID cards wouldn’t have prevented the murder, nor helped uncover the poisoning plot (assuming there actually was one). For a more balanced view of what actually happened, see these articles in The Times and The Register.