By user12625760 on Nov 16, 2007
So my pledge got called in:
Hello, you have received this message because you signed my pledge, "I will refuse to register for an ID card and will donate £10 to a legal defence fund but only if 10,000 other people will also make this same pledge" back in 2005. In fact 11360 other people also did. Thank you all. You may have seen that recently high-profile figures have begun to follow you, by committing themselves to non-compliance too. The Identity Cards Act 2006 is now law, and - despite growing opposition, significant delays and rising costs - the new Prime Minister shows no sign of calling a halt to the National Identity Scheme. In 2008, the government intends to pilot fingerprinting and to issue the first 'biometric residence visas' to non-EU foreign nationals as a precursor to registering British Citizens. The legal powers to do these all these things will shortly begin to be applied. Now is the time to call in the legal defence fund part of the pledge. Please send your donation, by cheque made payable to 'NO2ID' to: NO2ID (Legal Defence Fund) Box 412 19-21 Crawford Street London W1H 1PJ If you also send in your contact details (we have no way to identify you otherwise - this message is forwarded by PledgeBank) we will keep you informed about the NO2ID campaign and how we can, working together, stop the disastrous National Identity Scheme. We will not pass your details to anyone else. Phil Booth National Coordinator, NO2ID http://www.no2id.net/pledge/
I never really thought that it would get this far, sense prevailing way before now, how wrong I was.
I'm still waiting for someone, anyone to tell me why an ID card would be a good thing? What problem is it actually solving?
I also wonder how many of those who signed the pledge will actually pay up, at least one..