Manchester supporters of NO2ID, the national campaign against identity cards and the database state, will be inviting the public to pledge opposition to the Government's schemes in St. Anne's Square this coming Saturday.
The NO2ID Pledge is a chance for people to stand up and be counted. The wording is simple and direct:
"I solemnly and publicly promise that:
- I shall not register for a national identity card
- I shall not supply personal details or fingerprints to a National Identity Register
- I shall not apply for any document or service if joining the National Identity Register is a condition of obtaining it
- I shall not co-operate with any Identity and Passport Service interview concerning my identity
I also promise by my example to encourage others to do the same."
The NO2ID Pledge is not made to the Government, or even to the NO2ID campaign. Anybody can take the Pledge, to their friends, family or co-workers. NO2ID encourage people to share the Pledge in their own way. Carry a pledge card in your wallet. Frame a certificate on your desk. Pin it to the office noticeboard. Hand it out around the pub. This is a commitment for us all to stand together.
Manchester NO2ID Co-Ordinator Dave Page adds, "This pledge is entirely legal. We are not asking people to break the law, because there is currently no law against keeping yourself safe from Government control over your identity. Rest assured that we will let you know if the Government try to make you into a criminal for taking this pledge.
"The National Identity Scheme is extortionate, unworkable and useless, and more and more people now realise this. The Government has demonstrated its incompetence, and its desperation to control people's lives, in losing data and lying about biometrics. By taking the NO2ID Pledge, you're helping protect yourself, your friends and family."
Manchester NO2ID will be inviting people to take the Pledge this Saturday (8th December) from 1pm to 3pm in St. Anne's Square, Manchester. Our next monthly meeting is on Wednesday 12th December from 7pm to 9pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Town Hall Tavern, Tib Lane, Manchester.
For more information or interview, please contact Dave Page on 07982 814
441, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The NO2ID Pledge is available online in various
forms at http://www.no2id.net/pledge/
A recent YouGov poll has discovered that 48% of people now oppose the National Identity Scheme, while 43% are in support - http://tinyurl.com/yse6fl
NO2ID is the UK-wide, non-partisan campaign opposing the government's planned ID card and National Identity Register. We bring together individuals and organisations from all sections of the community and seek to ensure that the case against ID cards and the database state is forcefully put forward in the media, in the corridors of power and at grassroots level. We continue to actively campaign on all fronts for the abolition of the ID scheme and repeal of the Identity Cards Act 2006.