From the Daily Mail - http://tinyurl.com/6amn8
Cashing in on ID cards
Long ago, a consultant was a surgeon at the top of his profession. But in modern Britain, the word has a whole new meaning. Today's consultant will mainly be skilled in deftly extracting large packets of money from the public purse - in return for nebulous services and 'advice' that often might as well have been culled from a horoscope.
In the bulging fees being paid to PA Consulting for its 'advice' on introducing identity cards, we see the first seam of the enormous goldmine that this questionable scheme will create for the companies which win the contracts involved.
Is it possible the lucky winners will be linked in some hard-to-trace way with the New Labour establishment? Could this even be one of the main reasons for the Government's curious enthusiasm for tagging, fingerprinting and amassing records on millions of innocent citizens? A proper Opposition would be asking these questions.