Clegg: I’ll go to jail to halt ID card plans

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2007

The Guardian reports that Lib Dem leadership candidate Nick Clegg has announced he “will break the law and refuse to provide details of his identity if the government presses ahead with plans to make ID cards compulsory.”

The full story is here. Nick is reported saying:

“If the legislation is passed I will lead a grassroots campaign of civil disobedience to thwart the identity cards programme … I, and I expect thousands of people like me, will simply refuse ever to register.”