The ID scheme for voting could only work with compulsory ID cards. That's what this is really about.
The BBC's failure to pick up Channel 4's meticulously researched Tory election fraud story should have killed the BBC's credibility already. When it all comes to court, that will finally happen.
As for identity cards, they have been the solution in search of a problem for at least 25 years.
Although quite that level of wildly over-budget computerised chaos was too much even for the King of Wildly Over-Budget Computerised Chaos, Tony Blair.
How would we identify ourselves when we first went along to collect our identity cards? Or when we first applied for them?