No refunds for ID card pioneers
Paid for a card? Tough
The government is set to refuse refunds to people who have forked out good money for ID cards.
There will be a bill to abolish the cards, along with electoral and parliamentary reform - a move to equally-populated constituencies and to the Alternative Vote system - in the Queen's Speech tomorrow.
But thousands of people persuaded to buy an ID card should not expect a refund, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
The paper got hold of a draft version of the Queen's Speech, traditionally a closely-guarded secret, which also includes curbs on bankers' bonuses, regulation of financial services and changes to the DNA database.
The speech also reveals an education bill to allow more schools to become self-governing academies.
Several big IT projects are also likely to get the chop as part of the wider search for savings. ®
Now that we've weeded out the nations most dangerous assholes (i.e. the ones dumb enough to buy into ID cards, but smart enough to fill out the application form without chewing the corners) we should take serious proactive action to minimize their influence in society.
At the very least they should be made to sign some sort of common sense offender's register. Preferably however they should be made to wear some kind of electronic Dunce hat with warning lights and sirens built in so that the public know who they're dealing with. The hat could be linked to a traditional ankle bracelet via bluetooth, take the hat off and some coppers come round to give you a bloody good beating and exchange your old hat for a larger, more obnoxious one.
And the real winner will be......
I think it will be the great British public that has the last laugh here, as it happens.
It has been said that at least 29 million ID cards will have to be sold for the project to break even in financial terms. That's at least 29 million people who will now not have to stump up the cash to buy into Nu Labour's Stasi population control project. That's at least 29 million people who will not have to pay up to a £1000 pound fine should they forget to update their details with the all-surveying National Identity Register. That's at least 29 million people who will now not have to carry an ID card around with them in their wallets to show to every jobsworth and petty official on every street corner. That's at least 29 million people........ oh well, I think I could go on all day about the numerous disadvantages and problems that this socialist dystopia project would bring with it.
Whether cancelling this project saves the treasury 2 Billion pounds or 2 pence, it will be the man in the street who will be quids in once it has been passed out of law.
They should all write to Sad-Jacqui
She had 1000's of people writing to her asking when the ID Cards were coming in.
Maybe they should write to her now if they really want a refund.
She's looking for a job any offers out there for an over the hill, unemployable ex home secretary that has just lost her job and needs massive expenses to support her husbands porn habit.