I READ that the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw does not like the idea of identity cards, nor does Gordon Brown.

Considering most nations have them, what is the problem?

I had one during the war years because it was compulsory.

It should be made compulsory now.

People who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear.

S Arundell,

Cockret Road, Selby.

Updated: 12:12 Monday, October 20, 2003