Daily Archives: June 6, 2010

Ian Dunt writes in a comment piece on the Politics.co.uk web site: Remember that Crewe and Nantwich by-election in 2008? Back then, the controversy was all about how Labour tried to paint the Tory candidate as posh. But those same Labour leaflets had something else interesting in them. “Do you oppose making foreign nationals carry an ID card?” they read, in a mock-up Tory MP application form. In actual fact, the Conservatives opposed ID cards for everyone. This was desperate, ugly prejudice, the vain attempt to press that racist button in the British electorate. The media thought prejudice against rich people was more important, as is fairly typical. Labour seized the opportunities offered it by the EU law and ran with it in the most irresponsible way possible. The legislation for foreign nationals was never even in the ID Cards Act – it was completely different legislation. The only similarity […]

ID cards by the backdoor?