Tuesday, February 15

ID Card Legislation

ID Card Bill clears the House of Commons.

The ID Card Bill has, in an amended form, has cleared the entire procedure and gone to the House of Lords, where we hope, their lordships will examine it a little more carefully than our elected representatives have done.
The final vote after the Third Reading was: 224 for with 64 against. Sharp-eyed readers will have noted that adds up to 288 votes. This means that 368 MPs could not be bothered to vote one way or another on something as profoundly serious as the introduction of an ID card in the United Kingdom.They were about to rise for their half-term hols but that is not precisely an excuse. Unless, of course, they are hoping that the House of Lords and the tight legislative timetable caused by the forthcoming elections will save them from their own ignominy.

Extracted from: http://eureferendum.blogspot.com

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