Don't forget to fax your MP to tell him or her how much you dislike ID cards ;-)
Update: You can Email the Prime Minister too. Not guaranteed, but also no (stated) restrictions on it's use.
Here's the letter I have sent to Miss Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, London. Remember, if you do fax your MP, write your own words, don't just copy mine or anyone else's. I'm looking forward to the reply - I'll post details when they turn up.
[my details removed]
FOR THE ATTENTION OF:
Miss Kate Hoey
MP for Vauxhall
House Of Commons
Thursday 22 April 2004
Dear Miss Kate Hoey,
I have been worried about recent news concerning ID cards. I have issues with the principles of ID cards because, as a law abiding citizen, I do not feel that I should have to possess, or worse, carry an ID card. I also dislike the notion that I may have to pay for this infringement on my civil liberty.
I would like to understand your stance on this issue. Primarily, do you support mandatory ID cards (either as proposed, or in some modified form)? In a Parliamentary vote, how would vote for the proposed plans?
Lastly, I would like to lodge my feelings on this issue with you, such that this may sway or assist you in your actions. I consider ID cards a severe infringement of my liberty. I also refute the notion that they will 'reduce crime', as they do not (currently) address any crimes except identity theft. I also have no trust in the government's ability to implement and operate any such scheme within any reasonable budget. I also do not trust that the ID database will be kept sufficiently secure, now and in the future (by this, or sucessive governments). All of these issues, and more, compound my dislike and distrust of any mandatory ID card scheme.
Thank you for you time. I look forward to hearing your views on this important issue.
So kids, get writing!