ID cards in the Gazette

The Islington Gazette has printed the letter I signed with others from the local NO2ID campaign.

I object to ID cards in principle. They are an unecessary burden on law abiding citizens. ID cards are costly and bureaucratic. It will need a massive and massively expensive database to make the system work. People who change their details, like women who choose to change their name when they marry, will have to pay £1000 for the privilege. And none of this will make us any safer.

This week the first wave of ID cards comes in. The Government plans to introduce ID cards by stealth – starting with overseas workers and students – in the hope that most people won’t notice or care. But this will damage our borough and the universities based here. British students will have to pay higher tuition costs to make up, and will have less money to spend with local businesses. That’s the last thing our local economy needs now.


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  1. bridgetfox said

    Also in the Islington Tribune:

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