Friday, May 11, 2007

Burying bad news news:110507

In among all the excitement yesterday, the government chose to release a long-delayed set of figures on the start-up costs for ID cards. There has been a fair bit of coverage of this, which is great because the figures are hair-raising - and these costs do not include little delights like the millions and millions of scanners which will be required acoss the country to make the system 'function.' The Home Office eestimates carefully 'divides' the project costs down into seperate areas, claims them as unrelated and in this way disperses the bill.

You can download the Home Office's artful report here - or get a fisking of it here.

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