Blunkett Quits Before Being Fired(?)

Today we have some good news, David Blunkett has quit after his dirty washing was dragged around in public. Normally I’d keep anything political away from this site but this is noteworthy as he’s the man who’s been pushing ID cards.

I’m all for good security, which is one of the reasons I’m against ID cards. They add cost to the system, complexity to the people forced to use them and don’t actually provide any benefits. The only people that care about not having the cards at the innocent ones, the “terrorists”, muggers and other assorted criminals ain’t exactly going to be stopped with this “I was going to commit a burglary… Damn I forgot my ID card again best leave the house alone.”. Yeah right.