James Forsyth

Put the L plates on this government

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Following on from the child benefit data loss fiasco, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has—through an American contractor—lost the details of three million learner drivers. Now, admittedly the lost information doesn’t contain bank details or national insurance numbers. But The frequency with which the government is mislaying  personal data is surely killing off the prospects of ID cards.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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