The Home secretary, John Reid, is planning to try and push through new “anti-terrorism” laws in just four weeks that will allow police officers to stop people, require proof of their identity and question them about their movements. Anyone refusing to provide their name or co-operate with the police if stopped and questions will be guilty of obstruction and liable to a fine of up to £5,000.
How are we to prove our identity if proof is demanded by a police officer? With ID cards perhaps? But we’re told that they’re going to be voluntary and we won’t be required to carry one at all times so that wouldn’t work. Could it be that we’re being misled over ID cards? Surely not.