Gordon Brown's claims for the £4.5billion ID cards project have been disputed by one of the Government's own electronic security experts.
The Prime Minister and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith have repeatedly said that ID cards will help thwart terror attacks.
Mr Brown said a national ID card scheme could 'disrupt terrorists' while Miss Smith has claimed ID cards will be a 'robust defence' against terrorists using false identities.
But Harvey Mattinson, a senior consultant at the IT security arm of GCHQ, the Government's listening station, said the claims were 'absolute bunkum'.
There is simply no excuse for this pathetic scheme to go ahead. It will cost us billions and give us no real benefit. Indeed it will add more power to the state, which is more dangerous than anything. The only people who will ever be affected by this scheme, is the ordinary public.
Listen to anyone with an ounce of brain or experience and they will tell you what a dangerous, expensive waste of time this is.
Except that is the morons in government, who think they have the right to track us like cattle.
And the most stupid of racists (even most racists see this for what it is). The dumb ones think it will somehow stop illegal immigration. Think on, think on.