ID cards: try something new today?

The Labour Government is becoming obsessed with supermarkets.

First they suggested we might like to vote there. We’ve seen Post Offices and pharmacists move into supermarkets. Then there was the GP clinic in Sainsbury’s. Whatever next?

Well, now Jacqui Smith thinks the local Tesco could be the perfect place for you to give your fingerprints and collect your ID card. In some ways it makes sense. Like supermarkets, the Government is keen to collect as much information on us as possible – if only to replace what they’ve already lost. Every little helps!

As the excellent Home Office Watch points out, if you buy an ID card with your lottery ticket, there’s probably more chance of the Government losing your data than there is of you winning the jackpot.

Meanwhile supermarkets have their own expertise on ID to share.

My advice? Sign the petition here, and tell them to BOGOF.

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  1. That’s one “loyalty” card I definitely won’t be getting!

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