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Blair proposes national ID plan

[JURIST] British Prime Minister Tony Blair [official website] unveiled a new plan Tuesday to introduce national ID cards [official background] for the first time since World War II. The proposed ID cards, which would carry biometric details such as fingerprints or iris scans, have come under criticism [press release] from human rights group Liberty [advocacy website]. Blair cited the need for the cards [official release] to combat fraud and confront illegal immigration. AP has more.

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