Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BRITAIN DUMPS MANDATORY ID CARDS

Press Association, UK - British citizens will never be forced to carry ID cards, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said. today. In his first major policy announcement as Home Secretary, Mr Johnson ditched a trial scheme that would have required some airport staff and pilots to carry the controversial cards. . . He also ruled out ever requiring the public to own a card. Previously, ministers said ID cards could become compulsory once 80% of the population was covered. The cards will still be compulsory for foreign workers, Mr Johnson said.

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