Thursday, November 08, 2007

Cheap as chips

It appears that HMG has revised its estimate for the costs of their vile ID card scheme. According to them it will cost £5.6 billion over the next 10 years.
Pull the other one.
Phil Booth of No2ID hits the nail on the head,
"The interrogation centres are late, fingerprinting is late, and the first contracts won't even be agreed until next summer - all this points to huge budgetary overrun.
The conveniently sliding budget looks only to the rosiest future, and fails to acknowledge the biggest black hole of all: compulsory interrogation of the entire adult population. With all those costs borne by the citizen, the Home Office is keeping billions off the true cost of the scheme."

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