The Home Office's Draft ID Card Bill consultation ends today. Send your reasoned responses or just an email expressing your opposition to the specific detail of this controversial "Big Brother" legislation which will impose a compulsory poll tax and centralised biometric database on all 60 million people in the UK, will cost literally billions of pounds and which cannot hope to actually achieve any of the ever changing vague benefits which the Government keeps spinning and changing its mind on exactly what the scheme is intended to achieve. This has all the hallmarks of a major Government Information and Communications Technology project disaster.
Send an email to email@example.com with the words "consultation response" in the email subject heading.
Visit the www.no2id.net website for links to the many organisations which oppose this proposed fundamental shift in the trust relationship between innocent law abiding citizens
and an increasingly untrusted, out of touch and authoritarian Government, which seems to be intent on destroying our core freedoms and liberties, thereby playing into the hands of terrorists and enemies of democracy.
Our clause by clause comments on the Draft ID Card Bill are substantially available at www.spy.org.uk/didcb/. None of the practical, civil liberties and privacy concerns which we highlighted in response to the original "Entitlement Card" consultation over 2 years ago, have been addressed by the Government.
Remember that it is likely that a full and hopefully amended ID Cards Bill will be presented again in the Autumn, and it is up to you to get your Members of Parliament to vote against it.
Be clear that this impractical, and wasteful ID Card scheme will be opposed at every stage of legislation and beyond.