Under a last minute shabby compromise agreed between the Government and Tories in the House of Lords, anyone renewing their passport or any other “designated” document will be compulsorily be entered on to the National Identity Register. Individuals will merely be able to opt not to receive a card until January 1, 2010, but will still have to pay for it.
The Government may think it has won but we say that the fight has yet to start. Out in our country millions are opposed to this attack on our civil liberties. We will be heard.