A goodly number of bloggers have pointed out that this data loss fuck up by HMRC indicates that the government is incapable of doing anything right, and do you trust 'em to implement ID Cards?
Do I trust them to implement ID Cards? No, of course not: they will utterly fuck it up and when, if ever, the cards and the database are put together the state will, no doubt, lay that information wide open. Identity fraud will become a common way of life: we'll all sit around stealing everyone else's ID just for fun.
But do I think that this particular fuck up is going to stop these cunts going ahead and attempting to bring in the ID Cards anyway? No, of course not.
NuLabour do not like history and they sure as hell are not going to learn from it. Every massive IT project that goes tits up is like water off a duck's back to them: the bastards just tell us that it will be different next time and proceed with the next useless white elephant.
God, I hate them, but I just cannot summon up the energy to excoriate them: nothing that anyone says makes any fucking difference so what's the damn point?