Nationalists to reject ID cards due in 2008

Thousands of people in the North are expected to reject British government identification cards when they are introduced in the six counties in 2008.

25th December, 2004

Thousands of people in the North are expected to reject British government identification cards when they are introduced in the six counties in 2008.

Observers believe that plans by the British Home Secretary Charles Clarke to bring in compulsory cards will undermine the Irish nationality of northern nationalists and go against the ethos of the Good Friday Agreement.

Under new legislation, the cards will be issued to people applying for British passports from 2008.

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