I HAVEN’T seen survey results with respect to support for, or opposition to, ID cards for a while. So I was pleasantly surprised to read this story in today’s Telegraph.
Although the paper inevitably describes the figure of 55 per cent public support for the scheme as a “slump”, it reveals that fewer than half that number are opposed to the scheme.
Fifty-five per cent. And that represents a drop in support.
Fifty-five per cent is a higher proportion of the public than has ever voted for any political party.
Yet I’m confused: according to the entirely representative section of the public who post comments on this blog, 98 per cent of the public not only oppose ID cards, but claim they will be used to usher in a police state and a new Soviet Era. So does that mean that more than half of the population wants a police state?