Apparently the "education secretary Charles Clarke will tell MPs today that students won't receive grants in further and higher education unless they possess an ID card."
Already the feature creep (illegal immigration? anti-terrorism? bah) is racking up a whole list of useful features. Still, it was always said that you'd need one to work/claim benefits. Will the NHS succumb next? Will only the rich be able to live outside of the system?
Update: Proper link, like.