Labor membrs of parliament were pleased that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is less enthusiastic about the idea of requiring all people in Great Britian to carry identification cards. In several recent statements he indicated it would be up to Parliament to make the decision as to whether or not each citizen would have to be in possession of an ID. When challenged by Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, about his position on the topic, Brown indicated he supported IDs, but would leave it up to Parliament for the final decision. All signs are if left to Parliament, the issue is dead on delivery.
Although Brown appears to be backing away from ID cards for the nation, he might try an end run and attempt a pilot progrm for immigrants and non-citizens. There is scant evidence foreigners are militants and most terrrist caught in Great Britain were born in the country.