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Despite the fact that the cards are almost in UK citizens’ wallets there is still a lot of work needed to raise awareness about them and their uses, particularly outside the British Isles.
In an interview with the Oldham Evening Chronicle, Lord Brett said that if holders leave the country and try to use the cards as some form of ID they will be met with blank faces and, we presume, Gallic shrugs.
Lord Brett said, “When we do launch it, we want to make sure all our ducks are in a row, it is not just marketing and selling the card to people who want to have it but to make sure first of all that all the countries in Europe will accept it and understand it as a travel document.”
He added that unless this was the case there would be “no day one” for the cards.
Further damning the roll out, Brett said that the Police did not have the right to demand to see them, despite government claims that they will have a use in the fight against terrorism.
OP by inxionEstonia has an ID card. Works pretty well as identification, also can be used in electronic voting, making/signing online bank transfers, querying your personal data from goverment/company/public services
Originally posted by zerbot565
my question is how does a uk citizen then identify him/her self in uk and in EU at this moment ?