When you left us last Friday: Lord Falconer, minister in charge of ID cards, was claiming that his consultation was showing a 2:1 majority in favour of them. By Monday, thanks to your mails via stand.org.uk, the ratio must have been more like 2:1 against. At time of writing, with over 4000 new responses in one week, we'd estimate it's now something like 80% anti, 20% pro. David Blunkett, who was tipped to announce growing public support for the project at a conference on Wednesday, instead talked of cabinet splits, and "not wanting a revolution" over the proposals. Isn't it always a surprise when you log in to check your inbox after the weekend?Link Discuss
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