19 December 2006

ID'ing Reality

The truth begins to sink in:

The government has abandoned plans for a giant new computer system to run the national identity cards scheme.

Instead of a single multi-billion pound system, information will be held on three existing, separate databases.

Well, that's a start. Just as hopeful is the statement:

Home Secretary John Reid denied this was a "U-turn" saying it would save cash, boost efficiency and cut fraud.

So, presumably cancelling the whole thing would also not be a "U-turn", since it too "would save cash, boost efficiency and cut fraud"....

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