Sunday, June 26, 2005


It's hard to believe a single union can thwart the government:
Controversial government plans to introduce identity cards for every Briton were dealt a severe blow last night after the union representing the officials charged with implementing the scheme dramatically came out against it.

Unison, Britain's biggest union with 1.3 million members, used its annual conference to attack the proposals in a move likely to set alarm bells ringing in government.

The scheme cannot work without the full backing of the public sector workers who will administer and maintain the system. The union plans to outline members' concerns to the group of almost 100 Labour MPs who are affiliated to it.
I don't know that identity cards are a good idea but I do know that a union cannot be allowed to preempt legislation.


Anonymous Jorgen said...

Having somehow missed your first post: some belated best wishes for your son!

5:05 PM  

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