The Government today announced the purchase of a second hand wall from a city in Germany. In an official statement the reasons for the purchase were stated that the wall was no longer needed in Berlin so it was going cheap; recycling is all the rage these days, so vital green points can be claimed back; and, it is of vital need for the ID card scheme in Manchester.
When asked about the last point a, spokesperson said that it would be pointless having ID cards if people could just wander in and out as they pleased. "What is the point of having people pay £60 for the cards when those without them would be free to travel around anywhere they chose any time they liked? The new wall going up around Manchester will prove how useful ID cards would be."
Once it is in place and all the checkpoints have been manned the value of ID cards would be plain for all to see as those without would stay within. People would of course be free to go into the city as normal as this is a free country not a dictatorship but once there they would come under the new ID card scheme and would need one to get out again.
The ID card is not mandatory of course and people will be totally free to decide whether to have one or to stay in Manchester until they get one so they can leave again.
Once the populace realizes how useful ID cards can be to the government they will take them up quite freely and happily. Until then, they can stay in Manchester.