There's not much I have to say about this that NO2ID hasn't been saying for the past couple of years, but an awful awful lot of people still don't get it, so here it goes again:
- ID cards do not work. Identity fraud in the US and Australia is worse because of their single, centralised reference systems.
- The British government is not capable of delivering a major IT project. £5.31bn is the cost of ID cards as stated by the government. For comparison, the government's other major IT project, the NHS's National Programme for IT, was slated to cost £2.31bn, but will more likely exceed £20bn.
- Papers please. ID cards are the foundation of the database state, in which every detail of your private life is tracked, assessed, then approved or denied. In a free country, you live your life according to your natural rights. In the database state, you live your life with the permission of Whitehall mandarins.
- ID cards help terrorists. Criminals and terrorists can bypass any security measures put in place, given the will. The only possible result of an unjustifiably trusted security system is that security is weakened.