Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Cabinet Face Punch Brown Spawn ID Card

The word on the street is that Labour cabinet 'rebels' want to block plans for the ID card system: Scrap ID cards now, say Cabinet rebels. Read what the article says and note they're only talking of 'shelving' plans, leaving open the possibility that once the economy began to improve they could re-start the project:
"My sense is that ID cards will not go ahead," a senior Cabinet Minister said. "We have to find savings somewhere, and it would be better to shelve schemes like this that aren't popular."
It's also interesting that the ID card scheme is acknoweldged to be'unpopular': Jacqui Smith has always been at pains to say how much people want ID cards, so much, in fact, that they keep coming up to her and asking when they'll be available. Not as many as the number of people who'd like like to print a big boot mark on her fat useless backside.

On an associated topic: some Swedish ISPs are resisting EU law and saying they will erase customer data instead of storing it for the state and its agencies. HT Chicken Yoghurt via Twitter.

Not a good week for the Spawn; first the catastrophe of his expenses plan (and that spectacular Youtube vid!) then the snub in Pakistan. For some people this will be the first time they witness a government ignominiously collapsing under the weight of its own ineptitude and arrogance and still grasping on to power without having a scrap of integrity.

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