Yes, the site is propaganda of course, as are all the discussion topics which are phrased as to assume the creation of cards and the database (eg "What do you think will be on it?", "How do you think ID cards help protect your identity?")
Surprisingly though I found the vast majority of the comments on there to be intelligent, articulate, and carefully argued criticisms of the scheme. They are informed by history, literature, critical thinking and an accurate moral compass. Furthermore the kids' use of proper spelling and punctuation puts most of us El Reg commenters to shame.
Well done, youth of today. I am humbled. I'm glad to see that despite my years of reading the Telegraph, drinking brown beer, smoking a pipe, snoozing in front of the cricket and crossing the street whenever I see a teenager, I was wrong about you. Here's hoping my next encounter with you won't involve you blading me with your flicky, innit.