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The Independent View: action is needed to keep census data confidential

So far Lib Dem voice has seen two opposing points of view on the census, one from Merlene Emerson who explains why she believes the census is important, and another from Simon Beard who explains why as a Quaker he will be objecting to it on the moral grounds of Lockheed Martin’s involvement.

NO2ID appreciates why some people have concerns regarding the involvement of an arms company in the census. However as a single issue campaign our concern is with the immediate privacy threat the census poses to everyone. We have therefore taken it upon …

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Opinion: Why I will be making trouble for the census

After voting in elections, I doubt there is any civic duty more important than responding to the decennial census. The information it provides to governments for policy making is vital, and often very revealing. It simply is not mentioned enough, but the last time a census was taken, back in 2001, it was found that the population was over a million people smaller than predicted in 2000, and that estimates of the population growth rate, which fueled national hysteria about immigration in the late 1990s were twice what they should have been.

It therefore makes me very sad that …

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  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 1st Feb - 7:06pm
    Are we not able to debate AND campaign? I have been out with John Pugh and fellow Southport Lib Dems three out of the past...
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    Mike Biden 1st Feb '15 - 4:03pm Other than my huge scepticism re your "End of story" comment, this is the sort of positively spun...
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    I wonder if you will still be laughing on 8 May.
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    Well said Eddie.