UK Government to begin rolling out ID cards ‘by stealth’ within a year

Dandelion Salad

Daily Mail
6th March 2008

The Government has been accused of introducing identity cards by stealth after it was revealed the first of the controversial IDs will be issued early next year.

Workers in sensitive jobs will be required to apply for the compulsory cards in 2009, despite the Home Office postponing the overall scheme until 2012.

Some 100,000 British airport staff and others working in sensitive locations are expected to be affected by the move.

It is thought that “airside” workers including airline staff, baggage handlers as well as workers in duty-free shops, bars and cafes would all have to apply.

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