Edmund Garnier QC MP on the Bill


The neatest characterisation of the lackadaisical approach being promoted by the Government, in its attempt to draw the powers conferred by the Idntity Card Bill as widely as possible, comes from Edmund Garnier in the Standing Committee debate:

The Bill is designed to print across our foreheads a human barcode. Those who do not wish to understand the seriousness of what the Bill represents in terms of the change in the culture and society in which we live are failing in their duties as representatives of the public.