Tory Snooper Blooper

edThe Tories’ big new attack poster (click to enlarge) has “little brother” Ed snooping into your home, with Labour’s homes tax seeing clipboard-carrying government agents looking round houses up and down the country. It claims that “a new homes tax would allow Labour to send government snoopers in to revalue your house…No home is safe under Labour”. That line would be all well and good if Whitehall departments did not already have the right to enter homes – without a warrant – thanks to more than 1400 different powers of enrtry. Big Brother Watch’s Emma Carr explains why CCHQ aren’t quite being straight:

“This snooping power is already law. The Conservatives promised that in Government they would change the law to clamp down on these powers yet since the election the number has gone up.”

Now if the Tories repealed the snoopers law, trapping Labour in a position where they were calling for it to be reinstated, they might be on to something…



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