Ministers are arguing that...
The cards will boost national security, tackle identity fraud, prevent illegal working and improve border controls.
But opponents say ID cards are unnecessary, costly and impinge liberty. There are also fears about the security of personal data after a string of government data loss blunders.
From 2011 everyone over the age of 16 applying for a passport will have their details added to a national identity register. Which will include such private data as fingerprint records and i'm speculating on such details as favourite ice cream flavour.
Apart from the fact that in all my current ID pictures I look a bit like a monster, I'm leaning towards the introduction of these cards. If only it was that simple though.
Read a little more here.
Thoughts people. Does this make you feel angry? Are you apathetic towards the whole thing?
TO ID or NOT to ID...? that is the question.