Guy Herbert wrote:ID-day - the fightback against the database state begins here.*
My apologies for the short notice. Although we designated 26th April as ID-day several weeks ago now, and local groups in Scotland and the rest of England have settled their demos for a while, we have been revising our London plans behind the scenes as more information came to hand.
Finally, last week the Identity and Passport Service came usefully clean with two announcements:
First, interrogations begin in May - they are running behind their original schedule.
Second, the London Interrogation Centre will be at the Elephant and Castle, a safe distance from the Victoria headquarters of the IPS. (We
expect, though it is not yet confirmed, that it will be in Hannibal House, a vast government office building that houses several
In the light of this we are holding a rally at the Elephant and Castle on Monday evening from 7pm on, outside Hannibal House. It is a simple
symbolic assembly with a press call to announce a month of protest leading up to the revised start date of interrogations:
"ID-day - the fightback against the database state begins here."
Of course we'll be pressing the message of "Take A Hike, Tony" that people, particularly young people, should get a passport before the new
system is in place. And we'll be demonstrating to the press how you can "Show them you're not a number" by sending an anonymous picture of your
face to 60300 with the word "no2id".
If you can give half an hour of your time to show *your* support, then please do. All that's involved is being a face in the crowd. Though you might wave a placard (provided), or flourish a mobile-phone at the appropriate moment. That will help dramatise that millions of real
people like you, won't become numbers without a fight.
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coulddobetter wrote:This is what I thought too, till I found out what they'll be asking! It's shocking how detailed it is. 50 questions, many of them about your personal life. Speaking for myself, I just don't want to be forced to give details of my sexual partners, who I may have shared a house with, what they were like, names and dates etc.
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