The Tory Government's Voter ID measures are anti democratic, unnecessary and discriminatory. They are fixing a problem which doesn't exist, but they have rammed these draconian measures through nonetheless. And as i pointed out today, with only 0.5% of those who lack ID and need a specific Voter ID Certificate, having applied since the scheme went live in January, it's clear the game's a bogey.
Measures like this which suppress democracy are deeply regrettable. No wonder that Dr Ben Stanford, Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University, has said that the UK Government’s voter ID system for UK Elections resembles the worst and most draconian legislation in regressive US States.