The Identity and Passport Service, who are responsible for the ID cards programme, obviously got a very quick ministerial phone call or email yesterday. They swiftly posted up this statement:
But why wait for the IPS to graciously "announce in due course"? Here are a few tips they could follow on exactly how to wrap up this pointless farce:
1) Tipex out the "Identity and" bit on your brass nameplate.
2) Right click + delete the Identity database, then clear the Recycle Bin.
3) Turn off the computer.
4) Switch off the lights, lock the door and never - ever - come back.
Any other suggestions?