***"Of course it's a good idea having ID cards."***
If you are talking of a piece of plastic with your name on it, then I have no problems with this. I have lots of those already.
What I *DO* have a problem with is the huge, and probably insecure, expensive and unreliable database that backs this project.
What I *DO* have a problem with is the government's insistence that the ID Database will be infallible.
What I *DO* have a problem with is the the Government selling this data to everyone and anyone (just witness the lowlifes the DVLA will sell your details to).
What I *DO* have a problem with is the way these cards ( and your inclusion on the database ) is being made compulsory by the 'back door'.
Am I surprised that the UK has such an enormous population of retards who think this is a good idea? In a country where a survey of under 20's revealed the following.....
20% thought Winston Churchill was a fictional character.
27% thought Florence Nightingale was fictional.
65% thought King Arthur was real.
58% thought Sherlock Holmes was real.
51% thought Robin Hood was real.
Is it *really* any surprise that 47% are thick enough to think that our continual decent into a 'Surveillance Society' is a good idea?