I haven't been tracking the UK ID-card thing. Because I'm living in Brazil and I already carry an ID card with my finger-prints; and am plugged into the tortuous Brazilian bureaucratic system through 4 or 5 different ID numbers and portable plastic.
I've even been stopped by the police and fined 50 quid for not carrying my card, when I was trying to leave the country, and thought my passport was sufficient documentation.
But of course, the whole ID thing is yet another disgrace from the right-wing Blair government. And very anti- the spirit of living in Britain. (where the hell are the more libertarian Tories when we need them?)
Graham is covering the whole sorry mess. This week, he's promising a special focus on ID cards. Find out from him.