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New laws to tell people if they are living next to a suspected politician ‘will not lead to vigilante attacks’

The Government has today sought to reassure the public that their controversial plans to help parents identify political animals – the so-called ‘David Laws’ – will not lead to unprovoked attacks on innocent people.

Concerned civil liberties groups are up in arms about the new rules, which they say could lead to mistaken identity mix-ups. Janet Carruthers, a member of Libertas, remembers the time her neighbour, Peter Mindelson was mistaken for a notorious politician. ‘He didn’t look anything like the slimy architect of Labour’s ups and downs, but we still had to endure three days of well-meaning but mistaken campaigners throwing bottles of lit perfume over the hedge into his garden.’

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Posted: Aug 22nd, 2010
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Osborne and Laws ‘will get along just fine’, says new government

jolly good showIf body language is anything to go by, then George Osborne, the new Chancellor, and David Laws, the new Chief Secretary to the Treasury, are almost made for each other, according to new Downing Street spokesman Andy Coulson. ‘Just look at the way they move together as one, like a synergetic blob of energetic fiscal harmony. They respect each other, they agree on everything and George even invited David to join the shadow cabinet three years ago,’ he added, ‘and so what if he didn’t really mean it.’

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Posted: May 13th, 2010
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