Councils, unions and the nations against ID

A growing number of Councils and other major bodies, such as the Scottish Parliament, and the Welsh and London Assemblies have passed strongly worded motions against ID cards. Many of these will refuse to cooperate with the ID scheme; some have even affiliated to NO2ID. We would encourage you, even if there is not a local group in your area, to lobby your local Councillors to pass a motion against ID cards. You can do this by making an appointment or writing a letter. NO2ID has produced a briefing document for Councillors about the impact of the National Identity Scheme on local government, which you can download (MS Word document). Every Council is different. Don’t forget to speak to Councillors of all parties, not just the one(s) who propose the motion. Lay things on the line — the millions that each Local Authority is going to have to pay to […]

What you can do

TAKE JANE | WHAT YOU CAN DO THE BACKGROUND | NOTHING TO HIDE? | DOWNLOAD If enough people say no, we can stop this happening. Tell other people. Showing them Take Jane is an easy way to do it. You can e-mail friends this link: (just copy and paste it or right-click “Copy Link Location” into the text of your e-mail) and YouTube lets you embed the video in your blog or facebook / myspace / bebo page. If you want a copy of our press ad, it is here. Too many people still think of an ID card as just another piece of plastic. But the more they find out about what the government is actually proposing, the less they like it. Don’t just read NO2ID’s analysis, but also what the government says. You can see the spin for yourself. The other thing you can do is to […]

Not just a card…

Not just a card. The card is the least of it… The proposed identity managementsystem has multiple layers: The NIR (National Identification Register) – individual checking and numbering of the population – marking many personal details as “registrable facts” to be disclosed and constantly updated – collection and checking of biometrics (e.g. fingerprints) – the card itself – a widespread scanner network and secure (one hopes) infrastructure connecting it to the central database – provision for use across the private and public sectors – data-sharing between organisations on an unprecedented scale. Massive accumulation of personal data: 51 categories of “registrable fact” were set out in the last Bill, though they could be added to. Effectively an index to all other official and quasi-official records, through cross-references and an audit trail of all checks on the Register, the NIR would be the key to a total life history of every individual, […]