by Steve Watson, Infowars:
“Calling on people to spy on each other is not a particularly good situation to be in”
Minister Kit Malthouse’s idea was compared to the East German Stasi by many, after he encouraged reporting neighbours gathering in more than groups of six, saying it was a viable option.
“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. “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