Sixty-seven people in Durham who were working on the introduction of ID cards are now unemployed because the incoming government scrapped the scheme. You and I might say that they have "lost their jobs". Indeed, that was the very phrase their local MP, Roberta Blackman-Woods, used in the Commons, only to have the Home Secretary Theresa May inform her that her "terminology" needed correcting. "You referred to job losses in Durham," said Mrs May. "The people concerned were temporary staff and they have been released early."