British and free

The No2ID campaign is encouraging those opposed to the ID Card Scheme and National Identity Register (NIR) to renew their British passport before the end of September 2006. The Identity Cards Act 2006 grants the Home Office the power to make a passport a “designated document” and thus require passport applicants to attend an interview, provide fingerprints and a range of personal information for the NIR as well as pay for an ID card they didn’t ask for. If you wish to avoid this early enforced registration and/or want to show your opposition to this Act, apply to renew your passport now (it does not need to be near its expiration). The No2ID campaign will be monitoring the growth in applications as a measure and demonstration of public opposition to ID cards and the NIR.