ID is a baseless claim and will remain so until they ever come up with a theory.Kong
We don't have a religious right in the UK. Would you like to revise your answer to include the rest of the world. ID is not an American Project, it's a fact of nature & nature also exists in the UK.
By the way, there IS a religious right in the UK. Like the US, helped in no small part by the 9/11 incident, there are now approximately 50 creationist schools (note I said creationist, not general religious schools like most of them are) across the UK, as noted in Channel 4's 'Dispatches' program on creationism around 2 years ago. Blair encouraged (and still does) the creation of more 'faith' schools (possibly a misguided attempt to promote multiculturalism, I fear it would have the opposite effect). A new ID (lack of) "think tank" has sprung up in Scotland, and we have the laughably named "Truth In Science" organisation led by YEC nutcase Andy McIntosh. TIS was responsible for sending a bunch of ID "information" packs to many public schools across the country. These packs contained the DVD 'Unlocking the Mystery of Life'(produced by a religious apologetics company) and the packs had the address of the DI in Seattle as their source. And as also noted in 'Dispatches' the fundies over here receive legal support from American creationists.
It's also pertinent to note that as we in the UK do NOT have separation of church and state like the US, the fundies over here make no distinction between ID and creationism, as they don't need to worry about the same legal inconveniences that the American fundies do. Given this, one has to wonder why LGK even bothers to keep up the pretense that ID and creationism are not one and the same.