UK public oppose ID cards according to study

By an overwhelming margin, UK residents responded against the idea of a national ID card in a study performed by the Home Office.

In response to a parliamentary question from MP Anne McIntosh, Home Office minister Beverley Hughes has confirmed that over 5,000 of the 7,000 responses to a public consultation on the issue were opposed to the scheme.

"5,031 emails have been received via the Stand website. 4,856 expressed views against an entitlement card scheme, 44 expressed views in favour," she said.

A further 131 responses contained false information such as made-up addresses she said.

An additional 2,000 responses received by the Home Office showed two-thirds in favour of an ID card and one third opposed.

In a staggering display of efficiency and aptitude, the Home Office says it will have to further study the results for another month before coming to a conclusion on what they mean.

There has been confusion over how the government has been dealing with the responses to the consultation and for months it has been stalling over how many it has received and what they say.

Despite finally acknowledging the responses, the government is still being cagey about what its next move will be.

In answer to a parliamentary question from Adrian Bailey MP, Ms Hughes said that it could take until the middle of next month to fully analyse the responses.

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Of course, if the responses

Of course, if the responses were in favor of the ID proposal, the Home Office would have no problem whatsoever in understanding what they mean.

I'm sure it would instantly trumpet it as "proof" of the "general will" that ID's be delivered.