What used to be once a month posts about government intrusion are becoming daily. On my last post about insupportable enquiries into our private lives, Julia M suggested everyone questioned should tell the sex-lives inspectors to fuck off. Just so, but who do we tell when the government recruits... well, read it yourself:
The Government wants councils to spy on supermarkets shoppers to find out where eastern Europeans are settling in Britain.They will not be limiting this to information about migrants.
Hazel Blears, the Communities Secretary told MPs today: "The Local Government Association has recently suggested that we look at footfall in supermarkets.
"They reckon Tesco has pretty good accurate information about the people who use their stores.
"I welcome that kind of imaginative thinking if it can help us to get a better and more accurate view at the local level of what the impact [of migration] is."