Home Office


Crosby, Smith, Kelly and Brown
9 March 2008

1. How long before Jacqui Smith (the Home Secretary) has an Estelle Morris moment and Ruth Kelly steps up to the plate?
2. What do the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) do all day?
3. How long before there are no suppliers left to provide goods and services to the National Identity Scheme (NIS)?
4. What do IPS do all day?
5. Do politicians know what they are talking about when it comes to biometrics?
6. What do IPS do all day?
7. Sir James has said it now, but do politicians understand that we don't trust them with the NIS?
8. What do IPS do all day?
9. What title will Sir James take when a grateful nation insists that he be raised to the peerage?
10. What do IPS do all day?

These are just some of the questions not answered in BCSL's latest press release:

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An everyday tale of simple Home Office folk whose lives are turned upside down when they are told to spend 5.4 billion pounds on an ID card scheme.

For years James Hall (Brian Rix) has run a harmlessly ineffectual little department hidden away in the corridors of power. Then his prankster boss Jacqui Smith (Jade Goody) makes a mistake she agrees to do something and all hell breaks loose. Is the Dark Lord Sir David Normington (John Malkovich) in cahoots with Raytheon (suppliers of Cruise missiles to the discerning gentry)? Why does the reclusive young mathematician (Marek Rejman-Greene) keep finding dying foreigners in his spare room? And can Ruth Kelly (Arthur Mullard) find the enema before there is a change of government and her arch-enemy David Davis (Sylvester Stallone) takes over? No.