Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge David Howarth has pointed out the ID card scheme's implications for the University city:
I am worried about the effect of this move on the economy of Cambridge, which relies on a stream of highly-qualified scientists, engineers and academics from all over the world.
Treating highly-qualified people as potential criminals rather than as welcome guests is not going to put us at the top of their list of places to go to use their talents.
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Crossposted from Liberal Democrat Voice, an independent, collaborative website run by Liberal Democrat activists. Helen is a contributing editor at the site.