The problem(s) with ID cards

Europhobia nails the link between privacy and economics in the UK imposes national ID cards stupidity:

But usually what gets them is “what? I’ll have to pay eighty-five quid for this thing?”

No, Europhobia, they’ll have to pay 85 quid for the card, and another 10 quid in taxes for the backend database. (Figuring 60% of the UK’s 60M people pay taxes, and the £415m price being bandied about is accurate.)