Well, unless the Conservatives decide to do something absolutely barking, that just about settles for whom to vote in the next election if you happen to live in a constituency where it’s a straight fight between Labour and the Conservatives.
David Davis has written to Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell, giving formal notice that an incoming Conservative administration would scrap the Government’s costly ID card project.And the Shadow Home Secretary has warned of the financial dangers of the Government signing contracts to set up the ID card scheme when it faces cancellation if the Conservatives are returned to power at the next election.
In his letter, Mr Davis asked what provision, if any, has been made in the relevant contractual arrangements to protect the Government – and public funds – against the costs that would be incurred as a result of early cancellation of the scheme; with a similar letter fired off to likely major contractors, warning them of the Party’s intentions.
More on the Conservative Party’s site.
Update: And now here’s David Davis attacking 90-day detention. It’s really come to something when a Conservative shadow Home Secretary, normally regarded as something of a right-winger, is making the running on civil liberties.
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