[Dave Birch] John Letizia is the Director of Government Affairs and Special Assistant to the Chief Executive at the British Bankers Association (BBA). He joined the BBA in July 2005. He is responsible for building strong relations with key people at all levels across UK Government, Parliament and other key stakeholders, and to build and maintain a pro-active representation programme. Prior to joining the BBA, John was Political and Regional Affairs Adviser at a leading manufacturing employers’ organisation. John has also worked for a number of consultancies and has been an Adviser to a Government Minister. In this podcast, John reflects on the BBA’s views of the proposed UK national identity card. Since banks are seen as being key users of such a scheme, these views are important.