Exeter will be visited by the man leading the fight against ID cards and the database state on Thursday, February 25. Phil Booth, national co-ordinator of the No2ID campaign – which lobbies against such measures as the proposed ID cards and the National Identity Register – will be speaking at the meeting of the Exeter branch of No2ID.
Sam Morris, of the Exeter No2ID group, told the PRSD: “It’s really exciting having Phil come down – identity really is a national issue, which affects all of us, and it’s important we stay involved and informed. Phil is leading the way in how to oppose draconian central government in these ridiculous schemes.”
Ben Bradshaw MP was invited to speak at the meeting to defend his pro-ID stance, but he was unavailable for either comment or appearance.
Thursday’s meeting will be held in St James’ church hall on Mount Pleasant Road EX4 7AH, from 7.30pm – 9pm.
There will be a number of speakers, including members of the local council and of course Phil Booth. There will also be a chance to ask questions, both of the speakers and the rest of the audience.
Phil Booth said: “Whether you agree or disagree with ID cards and the National Identity Register, it’s equally important to talk about the issue and share our views; it’s the only way we’ll bring this debate truly into the open.”
The meeting is open to all. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
(from a press release)
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