ID Cards will not be compulsory

National ID cards are in the news again, but this time because the new Home Secretary, Alan Johnson MP, has said that they will not be compulsory and that holding an ID card should be a choice for every citizen.

On the face of it this seems like good news, however, the Home Secretary will have to clarify whether citizens will be automatically entered onto the Identity Register when applying for a new passport, because if they are this will effectively mean compulsion by the backdoor!

I will not have to remind regular readers of my blog that I am against this abhorrent and draconian scheme.  All it serves to do is destroy our fundamental freedoms and help us along the slippery path to an Orwellian society, which would be an absolute nightmare!