Privacy International have commissioned a YouGov poll, which shows deep seated opposition to the UK Government's Draft ID Card Bill plans:
The majority say they support ID cards, but not to the extent that the
61% of the population support compulsory identity cards. This
contrasts markedly with repeated claims by government that 80% are
in favour of its proposal.
However, the majority of respondents oppose key elements of the Draft
Identity Cards Bill.
Many people object to the legal requirement to notify government of
change of address (47% against; 41% in favour)
Most people object to the legal requirement to inform government
whenever a card is lost, stolen or damaged (45% against; 44% in
Opponents may be in the minority, but they are signalling a new Poll
28% of those opposing compulsory cards said they would take to the
streets to participate in demonstrations. This represents approximately
4.9 million people.
16% of those opposing compulsory cards said they would participate
in a "campaign of civil disobedience". This represents 2.8 million
6% of those opposing compulsory cards said they would prefer to go
to prison rather than register for a card. This represents over a million
Tory voters are much more likely to oppose the ID card proposals.
Nearly a quarter (24%) of Tory voters who object to compulsory ID
cards said they are prepared to take part in a ?campaign of civil
Come along to today's Mistaken Identity meeting at the London School of Economics, to discuss the Draft ID Card Bill with leading politicians and experts.