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no2id call in the pledge

November 16, 2007

So my pledge got called in:

     Hello, you have received this message because you signed my      pledge, "I will refuse to register for an ID card and will      donate £10 to a legal defence fund but only if 10,000 other      people will also make this same pledge" back in 2005. In fact      11360 other people also did. Thank you all.       You may have seen that recently high-profile figures have begun      to follow you, by committing themselves to non-compliance too.       The Identity Cards Act 2006 is now law, and – despite growing      opposition, significant delays and rising costs – the new Prime      Minister shows no sign of calling a halt to the National      Identity Scheme. In 2008, the government intends to pilot      fingerprinting and to issue the first ‘biometric residence      visas’ to non-EU foreign nationals as a precursor to      registering British Citizens.       The legal powers to do these all these things will shortly      begin to be applied. Now is the time to call in the legal      defence fund part of the pledge.       Please send your donation, by cheque made payable to ‘NO2ID’      to:       NO2ID (Legal Defence Fund)      Box 412      19-21 Crawford Street      London W1H 1PJ       If you also send in your contact details (we have no way to      identify you otherwise – this message is forwarded by      PledgeBank) we will keep you informed about the NO2ID campaign      and how we can, working together, stop the disastrous National      Identity Scheme. We will not pass your details to anyone else.       Phil Booth      National Coordinator, NO2ID      http://www.no2id.net/pledge/

I never really thought that it would get this far, sense prevailing way before now, how wrong I was.

I’m still waiting for someone, anyone to tell me why an ID card would be a good thing? What problem is it actually solving?

I also wonder how many of those who signed the pledge will actually pay up, at least one..

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One Comment
  1. You might find blogs.sun.com/davew/entry/%22dear_tony…%22 to be interesting reading :-).

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