We in Liverpool often complain that the Government favours Manchester and puts Manchester first when it comes to various initiatives.
But given this one (below) perhaps we ought to be pleased they take that attitude!
Text of an Early Day Motion
Mr John Leech
That this House condemns the Government's proposal to consider piloting the identity card scheme in Manchester; notes with concern the wide disparities between Government and academic costing estimates of the scheme; believes that such funding would be better spent putting more police officers on the streets of Greater Manchester; notes the rising levels of public discontent over the scheme; and calls on the Government to halt the identity card scheme without delay.