Guardian columnist supports ID card

David Aaronavitch argues for ID cards in the Grauniad. I’d write a dissection of this except that (1) I’m rather busy on a trip to the US (2) www.spy.org.uk’s blog has done a superb job.

So I’ll note that as per usual, this advocate of ID cards claimed they’ll help with fighting crime, benefit fraud, etc without providing any solid arguments or evidence that they will do so. The fact that most EU countries have ID cards is in fact prima facie evidence they don’t help with such problems — none of the EU countries have seen a reduction in crime, benefit fraud, etc as a result of adopting them. Anyway read Spy.org.uk’s blog for more details…

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