Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Phil Booth Guest Speaker at September NO2ID meeting

The next NO2ID Birmingham meeting will be on Tuesday 30 September at 7:30pm. We'll be meeting in the Boardroom at Bennett's Bar.

The month's guest speaker is NO2ID National Co-ordinator Phil Booth.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Birmingham NO2ID in the news

Staff at Birmingham International Airport are set to be among the first people in the UK to be issued with a compulsory national identity card, reports the BBC.

The video features comment from Birmingham NO2ID.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

EU approves proposal to try Britons in their absence in foreign courts

British citizens could be convicted in their absence by foreign courts for traffic, credit card or other criminal offences under plans approved in principle by the European Parliament, according to The Times.

The article continues:

The proposals would allow citizens to be extradited automatically under fast-track procedures at the request of another European Union country on the basis of a decision by the foreign court.

The overwhelming adoption by the Parliament of the proposals, which now go to the Council of Ministers, was condemned yesterday as "throwing habeas corpus out of the window".

The new proposal has led some to draw comparisons with the case of Gary McKinnon as another example of the erosion of our liberties.