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Queen gives ID cards and a UK 'FBI' the green light

Legislation for national ID cards and the UK’s version of the FBI were the key planks of the Queen’s Speech today, which promised “security for all”. Both were widely expected to be included and the government will now press on to push both through Parliament before the next general election. The Queen’s Speech is read by the Queen but written by the government and it sets out the legislative agenda for the next session of Parliament. Speaking in the House of Lords, the Queen said: “My government recognises that we live in a time of global uncertainty with an increased threat from international terrorism and organised crime. Measures to extend opportunity will be accompanied by legislation to increase security for all.”Full Story

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