Finally; does NO2ID write to every MP outlining their opposition? I know being an organisation rather than a constituent they can write to anyone they want, so I wonder if they do this or just leave it up to individual members. It seems essential that every MP should be informed of the details of this, and if so I am confident it can be defeated whether in parliament or on the streets.
NO2ID has written as an organisation to every MP (with a few exceptions) three times now. The exceptions are limited to the irredeemable PM and Mr Blunkett, Sinn Fein MPs, who are opposed in principle they say, but don't participate in parliament so are a waste of our slim funds, and one rather pompous member who took exception to our tone and asked us not to write again. Those who come back to us get further briefings if they want, or counterarguments.
This does NOT mean that indvidual members and supporters can slack off contacting their own MP. Your MP will listen to your views (other MPs really won't
want private additions to their huge post-bags). Though he or she may not have time to reply comprehensively, the weight of post on a particular issue matters deeply to how much they pay attention to it. Bear in mind that there are a vast number of issues a member will be asked to think about, so they must prioritise and constituent's concerns help them do so.
Face to face lobbying is even better. If you know your MP, and can introduce us, do let us know. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> We are particularly interested in talking to mainstream Labour MPs, because the other parties and the serial rebels of the left are well-known to us and overwhelmingly on our side. MPs, just like everyone else, do feel more disquiet about the scheme the better they understand it, so we have every hope that meeting them and talking about it can work. (As I never tire of explaining, we're not a partisan campaign and would be against the scheme whatever shade of Government were promoting it.)
If you don't know your MP, you can still lobby them in person if you can get to Westminster. So it may be well worth making an appointment.