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Congratulations to the organisers of this pledge scheme and to everyone who is getting so enthusiastically involved. We must now pull out all the stops to ensure that it succeeds.
But there is a second, equally important pledge that you can make with very little effort, and this one exploits the politics of fear. Three weeks ago I wrote to my Labour MP, Tony Bliar and my other political representatives. No lengthy arguments, just the simple pledge: “Bring in ID cards, and I shall never vote Labour again.”
For there is nothing that politicians fear more than the prospect of losing their jobs and losing their power. So ahead of the second reading of the ID card Bill on June 28th, send a simple message to your political representatives, especially Labour MPs, and put the fear of God into them. We must and shall prevail!John Welford, 12 years ago.