Soon, the wait will be over. Next Monday, 8 February 2010. And then finally, the wraps come off, and we get to see the Home Office's brand new 21st century high-tech ID cards for London's lucky young people.
They've got the iPhone? Cool! iPad? Check! Now at last, they can complete the set, and get the ID card, too. Twenty-three skidoo! idsmart, or what!
The sense of anticipation in the capital is palpable.
Marketing pilgrims are already beating a path to Globe House, the throbbing brain of the Home Office, where the crack design team behind this cultural icon, are basking in the glory, justifiably proud.
Or are they? Asked to comment on the Home Office's performance to date, one INCREDIBLY FAMOUS project manager had this to say:
... you've had eight years, an unlimited budget and unstinting not to say uncomprehending political support, and so far you've signed up 0.007% of the population, to a system which everyone is meant to believe will protect them against the imminent threats of crime and terrorism, you couldn't sign up any more because you haven't got anywhere to sign them up, and even if you had you haven't got a clue whether the biometrics you depend on actually work, and even if they do no-one's got the right equipment to use them ...
Question: Who is that CELEBRITY project manager?
Answer: You won't believe it, just click on the link to find out!
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