an ID-card scheme to make up for the national scheme ditched earlier this year.
On Monday members of the Housing Management Consultative Committee will discuss a plan that could require council tenants to carry ID cards to gain access to their own homes.
What next, one wag asked me today, compulsory bar-code branding for all living in social housing?
A national ID card scheme was a terrible idea. A local one, compulsory only for those living in social housing, is even worse.
This latest attack on basic human rights should be resisted at every turn.
When Labour ran this city they hatched a plan to privatise the city's entire housing stock: luckily tenants resisted and the idea was dropped after a hideously expensive PR campaign trying to persuade them to do exactly the opposite.
Now the Tories want all tenants to carry ID cards. I hope they resist just as strongly and effectively.