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Pledge “boycottID”

"I will Refuse to buy from companies that may support ID cards and use them should they become law but only if 5,000 other people will do the same."

— Jake Long

Deadline to sign up by: 1st May 2006
9 people signed up, 4991 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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Certain companies including Tesco and the Post Office have hinted that they will not employ people who do not have an ID card should they become law.

I do not support the use of ID cards and shall refuse to finance them. If large corporations, or even small companies will not say that they do not support the use of ID cards then they will simply not get any more of my business.

The main aim of this pledge is to put pressure on Tesco as they have suggested that all prospective employees will have to carry an ID card before they become compulsory. If all companies take this stance then it will only be the self employed that are in a position to refuse to apply for a card.

If enough people sign up then we can hurt them where they feel it most (in the wallet) and they will have to renounce Identity cards which will look bad for the government and show the true feeling about identity cards right across the country. Especially if Tesco is no longer Britain’s number one supermarket.

I have nothing agianst Tesco personally, it is just that they are the largest corporation that has actually suggested that they will use ID cards on a day to day basis. They are also a large enough company to stand any losses that this pledge may cause without doing too much damage.

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  • Tesco are into a lot more than ID Cards.

    They are also into RFID in a very big way. (Radio Frequency ID chips that you take home in the your shopping, or the wrappers of your shopping)

    Futhermore their ABC Card is used to track and trace every single item you buy.

    (See 'Spychips' by Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre if you want to know what Tesco are +really+ up to. Available from Amazon, and highly recommended)
    Veronica Chapman, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Jake Long, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Steve Thomas
  • Veronica Chapman
  • David Silvester
  • s f jones
  • Ben Le Foe
  • Graham Lester
  • Leon Sean Cole
  • Hannah Parry
  • Allan Jackson

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