Gus Hosein

How academic research has impact – but not always what the Minister wanted. The story of the LSE Identity Project

The last Labour government policy insisted that henceforward 25 per cent of all government aid to university R & D should be determined by how much ‘impact’ university research has on the economy and public policy. Academics from LSE’s ‘Identity Project’ have been heavily involved in the debates about the now scrapped government identity cards scheme. LSE published a […]

The politics of the Identity documents bill

The Identity Documents Bill is the very first piece of new legislation introduced by the Coalition government. It makes ‘provision for and in connection with the repeal of the Identity Cards Act 2006’ – that is, scraps the ID card. Dr Edgar A. Whitley and Dr Gus Hosein discuss the significance of this legislation for British politics.

Why is the […]

New government to scrap ID cards

In a previous post, we said that ID cards were a key point of difference between the main parties. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives pledged to scrap them, while Labour would have continued with their plans to introduce them.

The Coalition Agreement between the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats published today states that:

The parties agree to implement […]

LSE Election Experts reflect on the Election result

We asked our election experts to reflect on the election results, and on what their implications might be in terms of the make-up of the next government. This is what they said:
Françoise Boucek – Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London

There are several key policies on which the Conservatives and Lib Dems agree including […]

Opposition policies on identity cards

ID cards are a key point of difference between the main parties. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives have pledged to scrap them, while Labour will continue with their plans to introduce them.

The LSE Identity Project has been following developments in the UK’s Identity […]

Identity cards, identity databases, biometric passports and compulsion: Some clarifications

ID cards are a key point of difference between the main parties. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives have pledged to scrap them, while Labour will continue with their plans to introduce them.

The LSE Identity Project has been following developments in the UK’s Identity Policy since the early days […]

Labour’s policy on identity cards

ID cards are a key point of difference between the main parties. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives have pledged to scrap them, while Labour will continue with their plans to introduce them.

The LSE Identity Project has been following developments in the UK’s Identity Policy since the early days of the Identity Cards Bill in 2005. […]