Councillors back revolt over ID cards

This from NO2ID.

This week’s Big Issue in Scotland carries this article (not online):

Glasgow councillors armed with bolt cutters joined a protest against ID cards at the weekend.

The
demonstration, organised by No2ID, was held outside Glasgow’s new
interview centre on West Regent Street, where first-time passport
applicants will now have to attend compulsory meetings to gather data.

The
four councillors posed in front of the cameras before freeing two girls
in chains. They said it symbolised their determination to liberate
their constituents from the enslavement of ID cards.

SNP
councillor Allison Hunter said: “I am vehemently opposed to identity
cards. They are just a complete waste of money when we need so much for
frontline services.”

“Introducing ID cards is crazy in our
liberal society,” added Conservative councillor David Meikle. “I think
that is a dangerous road to go down, to a sort of big brother state.”

Two other councillors, Liberal Democrat Kenneth Elder and the Green Party’s Kieran Wild also joined the event.

No2ID’s
Scotland coordinator Geraint Bevan said the presence of the councillors
demonstrated how opposition to ID cards cut across party lines. He
added: “People from all political affiliations – and none – are united
in opposition to this attack on our civil liberties.”

The Big Issue is also running an on-line poll: The Big Ask: Would ID cards for all help prevent terrorism? currently running at 100pct NO.

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