LALIT notes that Opposition Leader Paul Bérenger has sacrificed his only recent political stand that is in any way truly democratic. He had announced just one week before his negotiations with Labour for a coalition began that he was in favour “of the destruction of the new biometric ID Card’s centralized data-base.”
He quietly now announces the opposite. As soon as there is a Supreme Court judgement in the three big Constitutional cases against the new cards, he says, he will be the first to take out his ID card, no problem.
He is back to Alan Ganoo’s abject position in the National Assembly when he was Leader of the Opposition in the absence of Bérenger, when he said he had “no quarrel” with the new ID cards and all their biometric information.