@Put you money where your mouth is
>Here's the order that ID card enrolement should foillow. Each group should be fully enroled before the next group starts:
>1) Members of Parliament.
A good idea, but then it occurred to me that there's a higher level - the companies that bid for the contracts and make unrealistic promises whilst paying the likes of Blunkett:
Each company that puts in a bid to design, run, manage, lose, corrupt the data whilst possibly employing govt-approved illegal immigrants and offshoring the data entry to Nigeria should have ID cards created by one of the other bidders. They should be given to high-level employees and 'executive' directors.
a) they can fight amongst themselves by showing how much info can be obtained from the cards/system of the competition
b) if they don't do this, or if there is a clear winner, the cards should be obtainable for a small charge to see what other hackers can do.
c) A CD of all the card holders information should be downloadable for the same reasons.
Of course all of the bank, council, tax, internet, library transactions that would require an ID card will have to use one, so a final test is each week one of the competitors gets to have their cards inexplicably disabled or lost to see how life becomes when every organisation cannot verify your identity and you can't obtain a new card without *proof* of ID.
You know, I'm sure there's a nugget of a good idea there somewhere!