“It’s cheaper to carry on…”

April 6th, 2009 § 5 comments § permalink

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From the Scotsman:

SCRAPPING plans for a national identity card scheme would cost £40 million, Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said yesterday.

In an attack on the Conservatives, who have pledged to abolish the scheme, Ms Smith said doing so would “not free up a large fund of money to spend on other priorities”.

Is it me or or Labour resorting to blackmail in an attempt to enforce their ID card plans? In any event, it’s still a bit less than the billions they plan to waste of the bloody things.

Too expensive to scrap? Contracts haven’t been awarded yet, so unless the government are paying people to ask for jobs.

Rest assured though, the government always tries to get value for money…

[Jacqui Smith] She told MPs two contracts would be awarded next month,

adding: “As is normal, these contracts have been written to protect the public purse.

As is normal? Er, What about passports, the NHS Database, and Private Finance Initiatives in general?

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