NO2ID, an umbrella organisation campaigning against the government’s proposed ID card and National Identity Register scheme, are running an online petition (link removed, dead and redirecting to spam domain) which I encourage you to sign. The closing date is the 19th November, so don’t delay!

Even if you are not sure about signing this petition, please at least visit the NO2ID website and read through some of the arguments against the scheme to find out a bit more about the proposals. ID cards are more than just a threat to our civil liberties: there are serious questions as to whether the scheme will bring any benefits at all and the sheer cost in terms of both cash and inconvenience is staggering.