I’m now convinced that David Blunkett is not misled, ignorant or just stupid - he’s clearly barking mad.
His latestest claim is that his identity card panacea could have prevented the Madrid bombings. Is he suggesting that commuters will have to authenticate themselves with his magic cards in order to get on a train or bus? Given that even the best fingerprint systems have 1/1000 failure rates, that will be interesting: “Sorry I’m late - got arrested for identity fraud again!”
I’m puzzled by the process for getting one of these ID cards - when we go to get an ID card, we’ll obviously need to prove our ID, with one of the supposedly inadequate existing documents. So if I had, let’s say, a fake passport, surely I could get myself a fake Blunkett-card?
Link: Big Blunkett