The public services card

 

Sir, – Regarding the public services card, according to the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, “The public service card is not compulsory, but it is mandatory.”

This reminds me of T J White’s statement, in his book The Once and Future King (1958), referring the regime in an ant hill, “Everything not forbidden is compulsory”. – Yours, etc,

GABRIEL BURNS,

Enniskillen,

Co Fermanagh.