The Queen's Speech contained a bill to scrap ID cards. So where were all those former Labour Home Secretaries to condemn this folly? David Blunkett? Charles Clarke? John Reid? Jacqui Smith? Alan Johnson? The silence has been deafening.
Perhaps they will raise their voices in protest when the bill is published. Let's hope so. Because if they don't I'm afraid a lot of people are going to be left wondering whether these former ministers ever really believed in the merits of ID cards in the first place.