"I'm aware that the Home Office will be looking at that. Certainly in recent times there has been enhanced security for those leaving the country as well as for those coming into the United Kingdom. It's one of those arguments that we have used to support the idea of identity cards, because it is vitally important that we are able to say who is in the United Kingdom at any given time."
I try to avoid degenerating into crude name calling, but for Hoon I reserve the right to make a special exception. He's an idiot, he's a bloody buffoon, he's a slimy sanctimonious snake, he's a pitiful posturing pompous populist, he's an utterly useless unscrupulous unpleasant unintellegent underling. Let's face it, he's an arse.
In what way will ID cards enable us to say "who is in the United Kingdom at any given time?" I'll give you a clue. It's not. What we need for that is ID cards, *and* absolute confidence that it's impossible to fake the cards, *and* a very long, very high fence around the entire country which is heavily guarded by border security forces at all times in all places. Of course, it wouldn't surprise me if Hoon thinks this is a good idea too. Git.