Letter: A choice of identities

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Sir: The Tories' huffing and puffing over what flags and symbols should or should not appear on the proposed identity card for British citizens ("UK flag row blocks ID card", 19 August) is what we have come to expect from them, rather than a simple solution.

As possession of the card is to be voluntary, presumably individuals will have to fill in an application form to acquire one. They could simply be asked to tick a box saying if they want the Union Flag depicted on it as well as the European Union symbol.

It would be hardly more complicated to let the Scots and Welsh have their own national flags on it if they want.

MARTYN LUMLEY

Wallasey, Wirral

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