Britain set to scrap ID card program

While here, meanwhile, “liberals” and “conservatives” alike are pushing for a national ID.


Britain to scrap unpopular ID card program?
By Agence France-Presse

LONDON – The new coalition government is to scrap a national identity card scheme introduced by former prime minister Gordon Brown’s administration, it announced Thursday.

The scheme will be abolished within 100 days under legislation presented by Home Secretary Theresa May, the first bill to be introduced to parliament by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government.

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