No they haven’t gone away – although the Government was forced into delays etc. But the worm is turning. As predicted – and as happened in Australia and Canada – initial high levels of public support for ID cards are falling away as people became more aware and knowledgeable about the realities of identity cards (and their huge cost – let alone database dangers).
A new poll from ICM has a majority against ID cards for the first time (and I love the Home Office spokesperson’s excuse given in the story!).
You can still help the campaign – visit www.libdems.org.uk/noidcards