- In Actual Fact on the practical side of ID cards:
“What was surprising yesterday was that four people, in Bundesgrenzschutz uniform got on the train at Colmar in France and during the 10km journey to Saarbrï¿½cken in Germany, went through the entire train demanding to see the ID/Passports of everyone on board. After showing one of them my passport, I asked the man (who was, I should add, friendly, courteous and polite) why border passport controls were still taking place 15 years after Schengen. ‘Oh, itï¿½s not a border control,’ he said, ‘just a random, spot check'”
Welcome to Blair’s identity card Britain.