The introduction of the National ID card has begun in Manchester where those who want it can pay Â£30 for the privelege. The government say it will be of great benefit. Personally I see no benefit or need. I have a passport, driving licence, National health number and National insurance number. If the government promised to deport all illegal immigrants caught as a result of the introduction I would sign up tomorrow. Then again those who live here illegally are hardly likely to register and will continue to live undetected. Also the more the government place faith in it and regard it as the master ID document, then sooner or later it will be copied and as a result of it's prized ID value will be counter productive. I just wondered peoples views on any advantages/disadvantages of such a card.