Seeing as this has been doing the rounds in the news on and off now for some time, I wanted to sound out Arrse members' opinions on the proposed scheme. Personally I am against them as I don't think that they will prevent terrorists/criminals from going about their business. History has shown that these types of people will always find some way to forge the cards or obtain the real thing on false pretences. That leaves us with all our records held centrally by the government and once again history has shown that you can't always trust the goverment not to misuse data like this for purposes that it wasn't intended for - think government special advisors digging up the political affiliations of survivors of the Hatfield train crash in case they started to bad mouth in the press. Finally, I sure as fcuk ain't going to pay £70+ quid for some political types to invade my privacy any further.