I'm wondering how the identity cards tie in with biometric passports, which, as far as I'm aware, we're all getting anyway.
Only if you buy one. This is probably the least controversial part of the plan. However, contrary to what Blair has been telling everyone, the only biometric the USA and ICAO presently require is a facial scan, (i.e. a digital photo.) See:
Aren't these identity cards through the back door?
I think so, see my posts here:http://www.no2id.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=924
Why is no-one protesting about these measures?
Most people here, have been protesting for some years!
For the record, I'm dead against ID cards for reasons too numerous to mention but it seems to me that a part of the battle has already been lost.
It's not over yet, there's still plenty of writing to MPs, talking and persuading to do.
I trust you'll join the fight?