Is your MP engaged on human rights and civil liberties?
MPs who do are more likely to be open to understanding why the Schools Bill must be stopped. MPs who signed up to the Big Brother Watch Boycott COVID passes pledge should be open to our arguments.
Is your MP Conservative?
Traditionally the Conservative Party were a party that campaigned against big State overstep like this although their current policies are clearly deeply at odds with this traditional stance.
Conservatives spoke out against ContactPoint. As Eileen Munro has said, “I can’t believe we are back in the same place as ContactPoint, having to have the same fight again.”
Michael Gove put it well when he said’ “ContactPoint can never be secure. We are taking this action because we are determined to protect vulnerable children from abuse, ContactPoint would increase that risk. The government has proved that it cannot be trusted to set up large databases, and cannot promise that inappropriate people would not be able to access the database, It would be irresponsible to implement something that is such a danger to our children. After all the problems we have with this government losing sensitive data we need to do things differently. We need to invest in people. Strengthening relationships, not building another Big Brother system.”
These reasons are still valid today.