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ID Cards

Put to him that the Conservatives had written to Gus O’Donnell today to raise the issue of contractors who may become involved in bidding for the ID card contract, and did the Prime Minister feel that by doing this they were delaying the whole process by at least 2 years and possibly until after a General Election, the PMOS replied that he would not be getting into party political matters. All he would say was that the Prime Minister believed that every time the debate about ID cards moved, it moved to underscore the value of having proof of identity. Put to him that this was a Government matter, not a party political matter, the PMOS replied that it seemed that the reporter was asking him to take a view on who would win the next General Election, nothing could be more of a political matter than that!

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  1. What a cop-out: "I’m gonna avoid the question, because it’s about what the Opposition think about ID cards, so it’s obviously party-political"?

    And the PM thinks that "every time the debate about ID cards move[s], it move[s] to underscore the value of having proof of identity"? Which surveys is *he* watching? Which opinion-formers is *he* reading?

    Blair really is in his own little bubble about things these days, isn’t he?

    Comment by Owen Blacker — 7 Feb 2007 on 9:47 am | Link

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