The Poll Tax revisited

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Below is the latest email from the campaign against ID cards. If you're in Britain, please – sign the petition. If you value your ability to stick two fingers up at society and say 'sod you, I'm me and I'm the one who decides what that is, not you' (as I know a fair few of you do) then you really don't want to live in an ID card state.

Dear friends,

I'm writing to you now as the Government prepares to steamroller its “Identity Cards” Bill through Parliament. Each one of you can do something immediately that will help in the fight against this unnecessary, oppressive and invasive legislation.

Even the polls which the Government portray as indicating 'overwhelming support' for ID cards clearly indicate that there are 3 to 4 million people in Britain who are strongly opposed to ID cards. What I would like you to do now is quite simple. Get as many of these people (and others) as you can to sign NO2ID's petition before the Second Reading of the Bill in early June.

When we tried this last year, we were hundreds strong and thousands signed in two weeks – now we are ten thousands strong our impact should be that much greater.

Two ways to go about this are:

1) Promote the petition on your website, blog, lists or (best of all) by e-mail to people you know – please do not spam! A personal request to just five friends or colleagues will take just a few minutes. The online petition is at http://www.no2id-petition.net.

2) Attached to this mail is a PDF copy of our petition, a downloadable version is available at http://www.no2id.net/downloads/forms/NO2ID%20Petition.pdf. Print it out and collect as many names and addresses as you can – some supporters have already sent in dozens gathered from their work, college, church or pub in just a few hours. The address to send completed sheets to is on the bottom of the page. Don't worry if you can't fill a sheet, send us what you have got.

Thank you for helping us. Please act now.

Phil Booth
National Coordinator, NO2ID
www.no2id.net

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