The Smith woman is determined – you have to give her that. Only problem is she is determined about the wrong thing, saving a chunk of billions of quid would have helped – but nope, those ID cards are going to be issued and in Manchester of all places!
Now, I’m not knocking Manchester – I really, really like Manchester – so much so that if I should have a daughter I will be naming her Manchester – yeah!
What I am knocking is Smith – the woman must be delusional!
You’re 16 years of age, you have 60 quid – what are you going to buy?
Certainly not an ID card – especially as it’s supposed to be voluntary. What I do want to see, which we obviously will, is how many are taken up – and who actually paid for them. ‘Cos the paying for them is the kicker.
Each card will cost £30 with a further £30 charge for collecting the data.
So, you are paying for the card – and you are then paying some geek to take your info’ and that will be the first step to having it lost. How can a 16 year old get their identity back? It won’t be easy – and will cost a damn sight more than the 60 bar you paid for the thing that gives someone unpresidented access to you as you.
People will be able to enrol in post offices and pharmacies, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is expected to say.
It gets worse!