March 13th, 2013

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Now if the Tories repealed the snoopers law, trapping Labour in a position where they were calling for it to be reinstated, they might be on to something…


67 Comments

  1. 1
    CCHQ says:

    “Now if the Tories repealed the snoopers law, trapping Labour in a position where they were calling for it to be reinstated, they might be on to something…”

    Yes but that would require us to have at least one functioning brain cell.

    • 5
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      They would have to reinstate it to find out how many of the 10 million new immigrants are sharing rooms.

      • 34
        The Old Fella says:

        I agree not with the racist part, Guido is the son an immigrant, but governent of any persuasion doNOT give up such such things easily, because they might want to it themselves

    • 6
      Dan Dan the Ordinary Man says:

      No chance of that then. What f_cking bunch of twats they are. I see some wag has got a ‘non of the above’ rubber stamp on offer so that you can ‘spoil’ your ballot paper in such a way that they can count the number so spoiled. Very tempting.

      • 22

        Blair’s mob were adept at talking the talk, but not walking the walk.

        Trouble with this coalition is they can’t do the talk and they can’t do the walk either..

        • 27
          Paniagua Solo says:

          If it looks like a toff, swims like a brick, and quacks like a dick, then it probably is a Tory.

        • 38
          Casual Observer says:

          As evidenced by Dave’s tie today, they seem to be pretty adept at the green mile.

      • 41
        The Old Fella says:

        My he most be filling in a lot of postal votes

    • 18
      Herman van Rumpboy says:

      Ve make ze rules.Simply obey.

    • 48
      M says:

      Will they be snooping in the homes abroard of those who send benefits aboard or is that a special EU law just for the British public

    • 57
      The BBC & Common Purpose says:

      Dave’s only doing as we tell him.

  2. 2
    Chris Huhne says:

    My cellmate says he wants to snoop my backside.

    • 31
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

      I will pray for you, in your present solitary Rule 47 confinement and for Carina and the sadly distanced children and donate to your successor’s cause.

  3. 3
    D Cammeron says:

    DAVE IS a lefty twat

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    one is council tax one is invasion of privacy quite simple to understand

  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    the word snooping is what the issue is here – guido you can do a lot better

  6. 8
    • 13
      The man at the back with the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

      So what happened? Were the charges dismissed? Or when the court had finishing laughing, were the lying spying pair sent down to join Chris and Vicky for 30 years?

      • 24
        Post Huhne says:

        Reporting restrictions were in place, and no one had them removed.

        Bit rich, considering the case.

        • 37
          hold them to ac says:

          Who Mulcares? Civil damages in my view are sufficient. It is a shame the criminal law is so suppressive under Thatcher-Major and Blair-Brown. It is not like they would get/deserve prison.

  7. 9
    David Lammy says:

    Emma Carr infering that CCHQ aren’t being straight is a very homophobic comment and I’m appalled.

  8. 10
    Jimmy says:

    It looks like one of those marvelously successful “Demon Eyes” posters that did so much to secure the 1997 landslide.

    Another winner from Lyndon.

    • 14
      labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

      Didn’t labour scream foul and had that one withdrawn?

      Too close to the truth I reckon.

      • 26
        Tony B says:

        I cut a good deal…for {inordinately long pause} …for ~Britain. But also…{super long pause} … for me, personally.

        I signed a deed with a Mr Satan, and in return for my soul….well , you know how it went.

        I’m richer than the UK!

      • 29
        Tony Bliar (destroyer of Britain, murderer of 100,000 Iraqis) says:

        What could possibly be demonic about me?

      • 44
        Jimmy says:

        No we don’t complain about posters. If we did we could do what the tories did in 2005 and pretend any poster with our leader on was anti-semitic.

    • 67
      JH34459834509834 says:

      Ironic that Labour members now hold him in significantly lower regard than that poster did.

      At least it willingly acknowledged he exists.

  9. 11
    One of the revolting plebs now voting UKIP.Org says:

    Could any of them,ConsLieLaborLibDims, organise a Pi*ss Up in Brewery,

    in a word “No” they never have & never will be, they are all para*sites,

    pim*ps & lee*ches…….

    All they are capable of is pilfering more & more of Tax Payers money for

    them to waste which they all seem to demand is there’s by right &

    written in tablets of stone given to them exclusively from on high……..

  10. 12
    The man at the back with the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    Nothing wrong with the poster as far as I can see. ‘No home is safe under Labour’ – but it doesn’t say that homes are safe under the Tories. And Ed is indeed little brother to David.

    The only thing I can see that’s wrong with it is that the blinds appear to be on the outside of the window – or else, the window is open with the blinds drawn – or that Ed has removed the window altogther…

    • 15
      labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

      The other thing wrong is the wording at the start of the third paragraph, it looks like it is refering to the present government. I should read “the Labour Government” instead of “this government”. IMO.

    • 43
      DJ Vue says:

      A window tax? …oh wait

  11. 16
    The Ghost of Super Mac says:

    Remember Government’s lose elections because of “Events”…..thats right….

    Events dear boy…….

    Something this so called coalition is going to discover in a very painful

    way before the end of 2013 !!! the electors have decided its time for real

    change……..

  12. 17
    Tax Slave says:

    If Dave unleashed some tax cuts and properly slashed and burnt government spending, he wouldn’t need to rely on 6th Form poster campaigns.

    • 19
      Fishy says:

      Yeah, I agree, but Toenails has effectively told the people that its all over for the Tories and although he didn’t instruct viewers to vote Labour (and he’d adapt the detector vans to sit outside polling stations to make sure), he might as well have.

      • 39
        Savile ate my beaver says:

        Talking of toenails is this a photo of Ed Milliband trying to coax him out of Gordon Browns Arse?

  13. 20
    Is this not a caption competition? says:

    Ed Says;
    I might not be a gynacologist but i’ll still have a fucking good look.

  14. 21
    Captain George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Steady as she goes. Dive Dive Dive

    But Captain this is a ship not a submarine

    Look Oik just Dive Dive Dive

  15. 25
    hold them to ac says:

    Repeal it! This will allow me to carry on not mentioning the 10 chinese illegal immigrants

    • 32
      Make way for large families not from here says:

      It’s ok because your house isn’t being under occupied,its all these white fuckers with few or no kids we are gunning for.

  16. 30
    Casual Observer says:

    Sarah Wollaston only has a 10.3% majority over the Lib Dems in Totnes.

    If she believes in freedom of speech, she may want to consider switching to UKIP.

  17. 35
    Timmy Tin Foil says:

    Of course, the “home valuation inspection,” if that’s what it is, wouldn’t lead to discovery of how many homeowners have a spare bedroom who are NOT on housing benefits, for the purpose of finding out just how many people in Britain are “over-housed,” with a view to “encouraging” them to let out those rooms, to produce more tax revenue and “solve” the housing problem. And “encouragement” in this context would be of the kind used against the unlucky Admiral Byng to “encourage the others.” That sort of idea would be too clever by half and they’d never try to pull something like that, would they? Someone might actually ask how many rooms Lord and Lady Muckamuck have that can be used by you and me. There would be all sorts of exceptions built in– bet on that.

    • 45
      hold them to ac says:

      Yes it will be fine to be a dossing Lib/Lab/Con political landlord with many grotty villains (I mean tenants) with a big cut in rental income tax. But absolutely guaranteed that to have your own a house with a spare bedroom will lead to your moving up to a higher council tax band.

    • 49
      Make way for large families not from here says:

      Safe to say that there are sections of the community who will never have the problem of under occupation in a house and so will lose no benefits at all.

  18. 36
    Paniagua Solo says:

    I assume he licked the window AFTER the photograph was taken?

  19. 40
    Time's up! says:

    Amsterdam’s oldest prostitutes, 70, announce retirement
    TWIN sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens say they’ve slept with 355,000 men in a combined 100-yr career with Louise saying arthritis has made sex positions painful.

    @ even £10 a time they can afford to.

  20. 47
    Jeff says:

    What’s new?
    Many years ago when I was a Disrict Valuer and Valuation Officer I had the power to enter on property without warrant to inspect it for rating purposes and refusal by the occupier to allow access could make her/him liable for a heavy penalty. Never did inspections without permission however. It would have been too much hassle so just made assumptions about property I could not get in to inspect.

    • 54
      hold them to ac says:

      Oh that is reassuring. Do you value people’s privates too. Or is that just at Stafford?

    • 62
      FRIC says:

      Yes those were the days. Rebus sic stantibus et al, jumpers for goalposts and a good pension plan. The RIC S should be disembowelled for allowing the erosion of my once fine profession.

  21. 50
    Anonymous says:

    as my handy piece of steel pipe makes no distinction as to official or none official entry take it as read that anyone entering or in the house using one of those 1400 different powers, will be dealt with just the same (I don’t give my consent)..they can tell St Peter the details..but until the spineless and supine majority start Mubaraking these clowns who govern they will continue to pry and interfere more and more.

  22. 52
    Andrew Efiong says:

    “a new homes tax would allow Labour to send government snoopers in to revalue your house…No home is safe under Labour”

    Now Labour are a load of plonkers but why do we use a Council Tax system based on values from the early 1990s?

    High time this was revalued.

    • 55
      hold them to ac says:

      The problem is that people on the verge or over it, of retirement, have had a thing called an extension. All on the basis that they would not have to pay more council tax. Some of these people would be much poorer and have to give up all dreams of going on holiday just to pay those who do the wrong thing in life in the UK. Meanwhile save for a few petty taxes, all the super-rich just hide most of their assets and income from tax completely.

    • 63
      FRIC says:

      Successive weak governments have passed on the opportunity and cost of revaluations. Not that they were that strong in 1990/1 when last undertaken.

  23. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Wow, two years from an election and they’re already desperate.

    Dopey Dave is doomed. And not a moment too soon.

  24. 58
    hold them to ac says:

    “I have recently extended my house, will my valuation band be increased?
    Under current legislation, and providing that no other existing properties are involved, alterations and extensions will not affect the valuation band until the property is sold. However, once sold the banding may be reviewed and the new taxpayer will have to pay a higher amount of Council Tax if the band is increased.
    This encourages people to invest in their own builders which is good for private wealth and the building sector. The alternative is for people like me to consider having children “on the state” which I wouldn’t want for them. But under a long period of Labour rule it gets more and more attractive.

  25. 64
    Fraser says:

    You are all doomed so ffs stop moaning.

  26. 65
    Edinburgh labour voting dogshite! says:

    What about Sheila Gilmore’s gimps scrounging off vulnerable people! That is unacceptable!

  27. 66
    les johnson says:

    There is nothing a politician could tell me that I could ever believe.


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