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Identity Card: Bennett Arron Is Charles Clarke?

by | 5th, May 2007

id-cards.jpg CHARLES Clarke, the softly-spoken, bat-eared former Home Secretary, is happy. (Picture: Beau Bo D’Or .)

Clarke says in the Times: “This matter is now in the hands of the police and I think the only thing to say is that this absolutely proves the need for identity cards.”

The matter in question is, as the Times reports: “It seemed like a good idea at the time: a comedian tried to steal the identity of the Home Secretary in a stunt for a television show.

“Bennett Arron obtained a birth certificate and driving licence in the name of Charles Clarke in March last year, when the MP was in charge at the Home Office and pressing for the introduction of ID cards to combat terrorism and fraud.

“The idea was to highlight how easy it was to steal a person’s identity. But Arron’s joke

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