Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Catch-all solution

Voter fraud? Sort it with ID cards. Terrorism? ID cards. Benefit fraud? ID cards.

And now immigration.

Is it just me, or do I fail to see how ID cards will actually stop immigrants getting here? Also, how will a system where identity doesn't have to be proven immediately actually track down illegal immigrants? They'll just continue to disappear into thin air - as proven by the fact the government has no idea how many people are actually in the country.

Why can't the government just admit it - the Home Office has had ID cards as a pet project for years. It's not a justifiable solution. We should not have to prove we exist to anyone on demand.