Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Thursday, 10 February 2005

ID Card bill receives Third Reading

The ID Card bill received its third reading this evening in the House of Commons and now passes to the House of Lords. Votes were 224 for, 60 against - a majority of 160. 19 Labour and 11 Conservative MPs rebelled against their respective party whips. The bulk of Conservatives seem to have abstained.

Let's hope the House of Lords shows a little more backbone and throws this anti-democratic measure into touch.

Blow by blow coverage of this whole ID Card bill tragedy is at Spy Blog - well worth keeping an eye on for the latest news.

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