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In search of a European identity

Public support for ID cards

Depressing reading – the latest polling figures on public support for ID cards. 52% still in favour; 60% agree that if you’ve got nothing to hide you’ve got nothing to fear.

More promisingly, 63% reject the suggestion that they could be used to prevent terrorism, 80% acknowledge that no matter how secure the system someone will always find a way of forging the things, 71% reckon the data on their cards won’t be secure, 75% think they’ll be more expensive than the government claims, and 60% say they’ll be a huge inconvenience.

So, erm… why do 55% of you still want the damn things? People are idiots