In stark contrast to the government's failure to openly discuss their proposals, No2ID will be holding a public meeting to discuss the contents and implications of the UK Identity Card Bill.
Taking place at the Old Cinema of the University of Westminster on June 29th, speakers will include:
Rt Hon Tony Benn
Dominic Grieve QC, MP
Alistair Carmichael MP
George Galloway MP, and
Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti;
Mark Littlewood (of No2ID) will be in the Chair
Discussions will pick up on the poorly publicised and less understood parts of the Identity Cards Bill that form the heart of the government's proposals: the National Identity Register, a vast database of over 60 million people's personal information and biometrics, and the audit trail that will record when and where any check is made on the Register, effectively building up a profile of a persons daily activity.
The meeting is free and open to all. However, space is limited. Register, and confirm your place with this form
No2ID welcomes anyone regardless of their previous knowledge or understanding of the issues, and especially urges those who are undecided or interested in knowing more to come along.
Date: 29th June 2005
University of Westminster
309 Regent's Street
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus (4mins away)
Underground Car Park - Cavendish Square
There is also another meeting scheduled at the same time, not too far away in Fitzroy Square, - Organising Opposition to New Restrictions on Protest around Parliament". it is likely that some people will want to attend both meetings