SCOTTISH Labour is poised to commit a serious U-turn by making identity cards compulsory to register with a GP, pick up prescriptions or claim travel concessions."Implacably"!
Despite assurances from Jack McConnell that the cards will not be required for devolved services, many Labour MSPs are now backing the scheme.
A change in policy would heighten tension between Labour and their Liberal Democrat coalition partners, who are implacably opposed to ID cards.
Oh, yes: like they'll give up their ministerial cars on principle. Switching into Machiavellian mode, perhaps the post-Dunfermline Labour party wants to antagonise the Lib Dems.
(Needless to say, any signs of real liberalism in Scotland will be ruthlessly purged.)