MP condemns Blunkett's ID card job

March 28, 2007 5:00 PM

David Howarth, MP for Cambridge, has condemned David Blunkett's new job with a foreign company looking for ID card contracts.

When Home Secretary, Mr Blunkett pushed the controversial identity cards policy through cabinet against stiff opposition. He recently became an employee of a US company working on Spain's national identity card system.

David Howarth said:

David Howarth meets Cambridge students after local No2ID meeting

David at a NO2ID rally

"It is extraordinary that David Blunkett has chosen to take a job with Entrust."

Andrew Watson, local coordinator for the NO2ID campaign, said:

"Under Mr Blunkett's scheme the UK could spend up to £20bn on ID Cards. Now he's earning money from selling ID card technology. Surely even he can see this isn't acceptable behaviour?"

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