Today sees the publication of an opinion poll commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.
Not only is the majority of the population opposed to ID cards, but 25 percent are deeply opposed.
A sizeable number of people are likely to simply refuse.
So why on earth doesn't the government just recognise now that its not going to work, stop getting labour members to defend the indefensible, and just stop the scheme.
They have the power to spend the money on other things.. more police springs to mind.