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No ID card plans

The Manx government says it has no intention of introducing identity cards.

The authorities are keeping an eye on developments in the United Kingdom - and will assess the implications for the Island if and when ID cards become compulsory there.

Although the Manx government has a neutral stance on the issue - if the UK brings-in the cards, the only practical option may be to follow suit.

Chief Minister Tony Brown (pictured) says there's not much to fear about carrying a basic ID card - but the devil is in the detail:

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