A leading figure from Policy Exchange, an influential UK think-tank with extensive links to the Conservative right and US neoconservatives, has published a report that proposes, post-Brexit, that Britain adopts an ID system. The same report also argues for a two-tier citizenship system.
The report’s author is David Goodhart, who was the founder of the Prospect journal and is currently its “Editor at Large“. In the Policy Exchange report Immigration & Integration After Brexit, Goodhart proposes (in section five) the introduction of a “population register for all citizens (and non-citizens) incorporating a unique person number”. He suggests that the NHS number be used as the national ID unique identifier, or that an entirely new identifier be created.
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