Lib Dems call to abandon ID cards

LIBERAL Democrats in Trafford are backing calls for the Government to abandon plans to make people carry identity cards.

Jane Brophy, Altrincham and Sale West Parliamentary spokeswoman, said: “The expensive identity cards scheme is based on the Government storing large amounts of information about each one of us on a central database.

“But in 2007 the Government stumbled from one data loss crisis to another.

“The dangers of putting so much information about every citizen in the UK into one central database are clear to everyone except, it seems, the Government.

“I am very pleased that new Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is leading the battle to end the ID cards scheme.”