You could be soon. On the dying echo of the primaeval scream of terror that was our most recent post, comes news of a heartening babystep victory. Earlier today, No2ID campaigners seized possession of Jacqui “We’ll just change the law” Smith’s fingerprints and are holding them, rather excitingly, at a secret location (no doubt for the application of sellotape technology; the old ways work best).

The prints were on a water glass she drank from at an event at the Social Markets Foundation, which I now gather was the event at which she made this announcement about bringing forward the ID cards scheme to early next year. Ah, the poetry of it.