||[Sep. 14th, 2006|05:27 pm]
... will you come? It's in two weeks time. |
It's a benefit for the anti ID cards lobby NO2ID. Please PLEASE come, buy tickets, bring your friends, bring your family, dig up the recently deceased and bring them. And ID Cards are really, really bad, seriuosly it's worse than you think. Look at www.no2id.net.
Line up and details are as follows:
Dara O'Briain (Host of Mock the Week and Have I got News For You)
Paul Sinha (Perrier nominee 2006)
Josie Long (Perrier best newcomer 2006)
Wil Hodgson (Perrier best newcomer 2004)
Gary Le Strange (Perrier best newcomner 2003)
with MC Daniel Kitson
It's at the Hackney Empire on Sunday October 1st at 7.30 pm
Book tickets here: www.hackneyempire.co.uk
Here's some salient details on the casue:
The ID Card scheme is actually a slightly less frightening smoke screen for the "National Identity Register', the database that will hold all the information taken from you when you get an ID card.
While the ID Card is, at least not yet, compulsory, the NIR will be. Soon you will not be able to renew your passport without being interviewed and placed on the database. Just because you do not have an ID Card, does not mean you will escape the National Identity Register.
At the interview to renew your passport, you will be required to produce numerous personal documents to be recorded (including tax records and NI contributions) have your fingerprints and eye scans taken for the records to be held on the National Identity Register.
Once you are on the Register you will face penalty charges (up to £2500 or 51 days in prison) for not telling the Home Office if you move house or if any other of your registered details change. Once you are on the Register with or without a card you will also be forced to keep all the details that are kept about you up to date (and sort out any government errors). Failure to do this, for any reason is a criminal offence. Once you are on the Register, you will never get off until it is abolished.