Two councils in West Britain have been criticised by British Labour MP for Caerphilly, Wayne David, for pledging their opposition to the ID Card scam.
The two councils – Cardiff and Ceredigion – both feel that ID cards will be expensive and useless and are refusing to take part in any trials or to require its use for services unless required to do so by law.
Wayne David MP said that it was unhelpful because we are at risk from terrorism. The British government has already withdrawn its claim that ID cards will prevent terrorism. He said that it is “incumbent” on local authorities to support the scheme. I wonder if Mr David intentionally used the word incumbent or perhaps didn’t realised that incumbent means obligatory. ID cards are voluntary aren’t they?