Crap. Just heard on the news that MPs have voted for the ID card bill. The majority was 25. So near and yet so far. It looks like Safety's meaningless concessions persuaded wavering Labour MPs to support the bill. Idiots.
Now it's all down to the Lords. Come on the unelected old duffers! Here's a chance for them to do something useful for the country. And if they succeed, as a reward, we should abolish them. We should also abolish them if they don't succed though.
Hmm, that strategy may need some work. Too many sticks and not enough carrots methinks.