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David Blunkett's ID cards "not sufficiently Orwellian enough" says David Blunkett.

imageHome Secretary David Blunkett (left) has spoken out against his own proposals for national ID cards because he believes that they are not oppressive enough, it has emerged.

Now, Home Office sources say, it could be back to the drawing board for the cards, which were central to Blunkett's Crack Down On Democracy campaign. Millions of Application Forms (PDF) for the cards have been recalled as they will not reflect Blunkett's new hard line, which is rumoured to be "logarithmically more unreasonable and unswerving in its hatred for everything unBlunkett".

This follows the recent introduction of Surveillance Benefit the new allowance for people who feel they do not have enough attention coming in: its application form (PDF) is a longer version of the D05513r used for the ID cards.

David Blunkett was unavailable for interview this morning. A Home Office Spokesperson declined to give our notebook back or allow us to take pictures of anything for "reasons of national fearfulness."

Leaked by sources close to: The Parliamentary News Service on April 26, 04 | 1:49 am

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