The Guardian reports that, having lost the Bill in Parliament, the government is proceeding with the introduction of the systems for ID Cards and National Databases using "the Royal Prerogative" - i.e. legislating without the legislature under powers reserved for emergencies.
The arrogance of these people is breathtaking. Few of us doubted that they would be back with their police state schemes if re-elected, but they are clearly bored with the democratic process and amusing themselves with the taxpayers' money in the rests between lying (sorry spinning) their way to victory.
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