George Orwell Is Rolling Over In His Grave Over What UK Policing Minister Just Suggested For COVID
(Tea Party 247) – The British Policing Minister is facing serious backlash after suggesting that people should be spying on their friends and neighbors to see how well they’re adhering to Covid regulations.
Minister Kit Malthouse is being quite rightly compared to the East German Stasi after encouraging people to turn in their neighbors if they’re seen gathering in larger numbers than is currently allowed.
“There is obviously the non-emergency number that people can ring to report issues, if they wish to,” the minister told the BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ show, Newswars reports. “If people are concerned, if they do think there’s a contravention, then that option is open to them.”
Encouraging people to snoop on neighbours and report each other to the authorities is like communist East Germany. It’s un-British. https://t.co/a19qkmIByM
— Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) September 11, 2020
— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) September 14, 2020
I really don't like this idea of people being encouraged to report others to the authorities for suspected COVID misdemeanours.
Is that really where we want to go?
It opens the system up to so much abuse, and will turn people against each other. https://t.co/kScivCIIyo
— Professor Karol Sikora (@ProfKarolSikora) September 14, 2020
Probably not enough discussion about what‘a happening to our national psychology re Covid and certainly potential effects of being asked to police each other.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) September 14, 2020
This question is subversive. Dialling right now
— Dan Martin (@Danjamesmartin) September 11, 2020
When the money has run out for COVID Marshalls
— Adam Ball Generation X (@minty_adam) September 11, 2020