The wonderful thing about this country is that its citizens can, more or less, influence its direction. We have this nifty concepts of things like democracy, of (occasionally) political accountability and consultation.
Great. So listen up, because this is important.
The UK government is consulting right now on universal identity (now known by the more friendly "entitlement" term" cards. Here's a quick bullet point list for you:
This is not to say that such cards have no merit at all, but that the proposed implementation has rather large holes. What matters now is that the public is consulted.
If you're for it (and the government seems to think the public is overwhelmingly in favour, or against it, you need to get your voice heard. Now.
This is the way things work: the government has ideas, it issues a consultation paper and a consultation period follows. If you don't say anything, then you can't complain. Time is running out.
STAND is how you can make sure your view is counted. Get informed and get your opinion out there.
You might think that it's not worth it, that a campaign like this isn't listened to and doesn't result in anything. Well, that's wrong. Stand has worked before, and you can help it work again.
I've done it. It's your turn. And remember to tell your friends.
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