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.’
Posted: Aug 22nd, 2010
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