THE £5 billion national identity card scheme will be scrapped within 100 days, the coalition government has announced.
FOREIGN footballers will have to carry an identity card in future to prove who they are.
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A TOTAL of 28 million people – more than half the adult population of the UK – would need to sign up for an ID card in order to cover the costs of the scheme, it was revealed yesterday.
THE decision to introduce ID cards is a "no-brainer", Home Secretary Alan Johnson said yesterday as he unveiled the card's design.
HOLIDAYMAKERS face inflation-busting increases in passport fees, it has been announced.
GORDON Brown's main rival for the Labour leadership tore up the government's key ID card policy without informing the Prime Minister, it was reported last night.
The real purpose of ID cards was to make us pawns of government
THE government was accused of being "in chaos" last night after it all but abandoned its flagship identity card scheme.
THE Scottish Government has stepped up calls for the UK identity card scheme to be scrapped.
SHADOW home secretary Chris Grayling yesterday wrote to the companies contracted to produce identity cards to warn them the scheme would be cancelled if the Tories won power.
THE cost of the controversial ID card scheme has gone up by £160 million to about £5 billion.
AIRLINE pilots will resist the ID card scheme "with all legal means possible", their union Balpa said yesterday. The plan is to be trialled at Manchester and London City airports, but Balpa said its members were overwhelmingly against it.
FORMER home secretary David Blunkett has admitted the government should scrap ID cards and instead force people to hold biometric passports.
SCRAPPING plans for a national identity card scheme would cost £40 million, Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said yesterday.
THE convener of the Scottish Parliament's justice committee will speak at an anti-ID card meeting on Tuesday.
IDENTITY cards are "expensive, intrusive and pointless" and should be scrapped, the Conservatives demanded yesterday.
THE new identity card was unveiled yesterday by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary.
NINE protesters were arrested in Edinburgh yesterday following a demonstration at government plans to introduce ID cards.
The chairman of the House of Commons home affairs committee discusses the body's warning that national identity cards could be used to mount surveillance operations on members of the public.
THE UK government's controversial national identity card scheme could be used to mount surveillance operations on members of the public, a powerful committee of MPs has warned.