Update. I’ve just been watching some of the ID cards debate currently underway in the Lords. Most of their Lordships are exasperated by the lack of information - the Government’s proposals are STILL too vague to scrutinise properly. It’s almost as if they’ve got something to hide!
One of the few supporters of the cards has been Lord Campbell-Savours. Here’s a little background on him from his local newspaper:
“Possibly his greatest achievement was bringing the British Cattle Movement Service to Workington in 1992, creating hundreds of jobs. He had long lobbied for a system of tracking cattle, based on the model used in Holland.
Now every new-born calf in the UK is issued with a cheque book-style passport that stays with it for life, logging all of its movements.”