07 July 2005

Political Capital

In light of the bombing of London recently, I expect Tony Blair's government to push through the ID card scheme without too much opposition.

The ID card scheme is dependent upon the ability of the government to set up and manage the computer systems that underlie it.

I expect the cost of each card to be considerably more than the rumoured £90 or so, probably in the order of £200-300.

No doubt, the IT systems will take years to implement and run over budget, as do most HMG projects.

Blair’s government will use the political capital from these terrible bombings to their own advantage.

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