Twice in my life I have had to have a national ID card. Once when I lived in Germany and the other time when I lived in Switzerland. In neither case did I experience even a hint of the wild allegations put out in this thread about how these would be used to oppress the population.Okay, so what's your objection to a national ID card?
I genuinely wonder, as an aside, what the national mood is about one at the moment. Not the MSM's and agitators', but the 'illiterate rabble' who gave the Tories an 80-seat majority.
I don't ever even remember being asked to produce them except for things like opening a bank account, which process in the UK is a bit of ball-ache with the documentation that one has to produce simply because we don't have a simple way of proving identity.
Incidentally, when I lived in the US, I discovered quite quickly that the Drivers License (sic) is a de facto ID. Without it, it was impossible to e.g. rent a musical instrument for my son.