We are unequivocally opposed to such a move, feeling it to be an infraction on civil liberties.
The bit about ID cards that I always object to is the cost, as mentioned in the above article:"The initial application fee has been fixed at £30 and that is supposedly a cut-price offer to entice citizens to get one before they become compulsory. How much they will cost from 2012 is anyone's guess."
As it's my choice to have a passport, I don't mind paying for it (although I don't think the cost is related to the actual amount of work involved), but as I can prove who I am quite easily, I'm not prepared to pay for an ID card.
The whole thing is a scam to keep tabs on the law-abiding. It won't do anything to stop terrorists or illegal immigration, they'll just buy a fake ID card.