The appalling Conservative idea of having to possess ‘identity’ in order to vote is straight out of the US Republican scheme of how to reduce votes, effectively from people who do not like you…
In the meanwhile postal voting seems likely to be much more problematic.
So this from Peter Hitchens -he of the ‘Daily Mail’ – no less, strikes home:
The ID card campaign, which ends the presumption of innocence and replaces it with a presumption of guilt, never goes away & must be fought, not just in each generation but in every Parliament. Our parents and grandparents bequeathed freedom to us. We must pass it on unharmed.
Effectively this idea is indeed, an additional barrier to democracy.