UK MPs call for ID cards and surveillance, but demand privacy for themselves

Guy from Power2010 sez, "Power2010 have released a brief report showing examples of hypocrisy by UK ministers and MPs when it comes to privacy and personal information. We are timing the release of the report alongside a 'speak out' campaign targeting all parliamentary
candidates which allows people to message their candidates asking them to take a different approach to
privacy and transparency and end the 'one rule for us, one rule for them' approach. "


Hundreds of MPs voted in favour of each and every one of us being fingerprinted for the ID database and having an ID card.

Yet I'm sure I don't have to tell you that very few MPs have chosen to get one, even though they're now available to those who volunteer.

But what should we expect? After all, dozens of these same MPs voted to exempt themselves from the Freedom of Information Act, all in the name of their "privacy" of course, whilst passing laws that erode all of our privacy.

You can find out more about the history of double standards from this Parliament in a special report released by Power2010.

I've had enough of these hypocrites, haven't you? Join us in demanding that all candidates commit to scrapping the ID card scheme, and to defending our privacy - and that of our children - as fiercely as they defend their own:

One rule for them | POWER 2010

THE PARLIAMENT
OF HYPOCRITES
(PDF)