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10 years jail for false ID - Blunkett PR deploys rattle of shackles

UK Home Secretary David Blunkett is set to publish his draft national identity card bill, and according to weekend reports is expected to announce a new offence of possession of a false document, maximum penalty ten years in prison, as he does so. This plugs a major hole in UK law, we are told by the public prints, because "It is currently not an offence to possess a false document unless it has been used in the commission of another crime" (The Guardian)
John Lettice, 25 Apr 2004

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