Somewhat late to the party.
But there are very good reasons to oppose a National ID Card of any format.
Who will pay for it? The Government or the individual?
What purpose will it achieve? To establish who I am? I can do that already, with any one from a number of voluntary documents such as a passport, driving licence, utility bill.
And of course, to work, any card would have to be mandatory. Otherwise there is no point in having one.
And if it it mandatory, what is the penalty for not having one, or not producing it on demand.
Just because other countries have one is not justification for Great Britain having one. And for those who wonder why, look up Wilcock vs Muckle
"But ID will cards will never be used for any other purpose than <stated aim of Govt>" you - or the Govt - might say. Really? Then consider this Judge's comment regarding ID cards in the UK in the 1950s:
""This Act was passed for security purposes; it was never passed for the purposes for which it is now apparently being used. To use Acts of Parliament passed for particular purposes in wartime when the war is a thing of the past—except for the technicality that a state of war exists—tends to turn law-abiding subjects into lawbreakers, which is a most undesirable state of affairs"
It's worth pointing out that Churchill reluctantly introduced ID cards during WW2. He promised to abolis them as soon as the war was over, but was voted out of office at the end of WW2 and before he could do so. The incoming Labour Govt retained them.
When Churchill and the Conservatives were voted back in, one of the first acts was to abolish national ID cards.
"papers, citizen" has already happened in the UK. Lets not allow it to happen again.