Tuesday, March 20, 2007

10,000 false passports issued - not a good omen for ID cards

Admittedly 6.6 million passports are issued a year, but 10,000 passports were given to bogus applicants last year. That seems an awful lot, especially considering several were given to terrorists.

For example, an al Qaeda terrorist who plotted to blow-up a train under the Thames and flood the London Underground managed to obtain two British passports.

Given the very thorough forms that have be filled out and counter-signed to get a passport, plus the longish wait and the huge apparatus issuing the things, this doesn't bode very well for ID cards does it?

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