The leadership battle for the Lib Dems just got a little more interesting. But just a little.
Nick Clegg has taken a bold step in claiming that he will defy the law and encourage others to do likewise. I am deeply opposed to ID cards on a number of levels and I will do everything that I can to ensure that they never come into force.
You can't just choose to ignore laws, and elected representatives cannot incite people to do so. Where would this end? Ignoring laws on speeding? Paying tax? Murder?
We have a democratic system, not perfect I know, but it does exist. The results of legislation passed within that system have to be adhered to. If these cards are brought in the answer will be to elect another government and make sure that they scrap them.
The Lib Dems are famous for their hollow gesture politics but this statement is a big step too far and shows that Clegg is totally unsuitable to lead a political party, even the Lib Dems.
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