Media Coverage – Tuesday 27th October

Daily Telegraph – Half the population must have ID card to pay for scheme, claim Tories

300_Image_ID_card_pic ..Alex Deane, director of campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: "If these figures are correct, the average cost to the taxpayer will actually have to be higher than £30, given that the cards are currently being given out to immigrants at customs for free, as part of the latest Government attempt to introduce ID cards by stealth…"

Press and Journal – Government ‘deluded’ over cost of ID cards scheme

…Alex Deane, director of campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “This just shows that ID cards and more importantly the database behind them aren't just intrusive and bullying. They're also absurdly expensive…”

24dash.com – 28 million ID cards needed to cover scheme costs

…Alex Deane, director of campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: "This just shows that ID cards and more importantly the database behind them aren't just intrusive and bullying. They're also absurdly expensive.."