It's standard procedure for the wonderful Labour government to expect everything on a platter for nothing. I guess it comes from the Union mentality.
Take ID cards - They want them, you'll pay for them. Biometric Passports - watch passport prices climb for some dodgy features that they want. More CCTV and other wonderful peeping Tom toys - straight from the loyal tax payer's account. Support the Eurozone, including all the lovely subsidies for Greek Tobacco farmers (while banning smoking in public places) - oh, that'll be the government stealing from your pocket. Bail out the banks - guess who paid for this one.
Less popular stuff that they should be taking care of, like keeping the armed forces in decent kit? Nah, we'll cut that back to save cash. Policing - nah, we'll rig the law to keep lawyers (prospective MPs?) fat, but we won't have enough coppers or enough jails.
And, of course, e-Borders - what most people refer to as looking after the borders properly - it's alright, we'll try and get Johnny Foreigner to sort it out at their end, then we don't have to spend any money.