ID card opponents call on Londoners to sign No2ID pledge

A group campaigning against the national ID card scheme is asking Londoners to sign a pledge against the proposed card.

A group campaigning against the national ID card scheme is asking Londoners to sign a pledge against the proposed card.

The group, No2ID, will hold the event on Tuesday 29 January at 7pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, in central London.

No2ID said, "The government says the ID scheme 'will not be compulsory', but at the same time it relies on coercion.

"The Home Office plans to make you 'volunteer'. Official documents will one by one be 'designated', so that you cannot get one without at the same time asking to be placed - for life - on the National Identity Register."

People taking the No2ID pledge commit themselves to five principles:

  • Not to register for a national identity card
  • Not to supply personal details or fingerprints to a National Identity Register
  • Not to apply for any document or service if joining the National Identity Register is a condition of obtaining it
  • Not to co-operate with any Identity and Passport Service interview concerning their identity
  • Promise by their example to encourage others to do the same

 

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