Councils banned from snooping on your sex life
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Town hall 'sex snoopers' will today be banned from bombarding people with intrusive questions about their private lives.
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said he was appalled that residents seeking to access basic services were being grilled about their sex lives, disabilities, religion, ethnicity and employment.
He said they should not have to reveal detailed personal information to get their bins emptied or take out a library book.
More mail friendly bollocks from Pickles.
Dudley council asked me if I was British, I said no, I am English, they then told me that I couldn't write that, so I asked the man why the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish had their own boxes and not the English, he couldn't answer that one so I just wrote English in the box marked as British, again he said that I couldn't write that, so I wrote Anglo-Saxon, then told him to shut up and put up!
- S. I. Mather, Bradwell, UK., 2/9/2011 7:30
If you pay your council tax you will receive the services of the public servants who are being paid from that tax. These council employees, i.e. our employees, are there to carry out what is required by us of them. If I buy an item from a shop I expect the shop to honour the contract that has been struck, if I do not receive the goods or services paid for then I can take legal action against that business. Council tax payers can expect the same standard of service. The shop does not subject me to an inquisition, nor should the council. The SERVANTS do NOT question their paymasters. Public servants are not Lords or Barons ruling by decree they are there to SERVE.
- Russ., Worcestershire., 2/9/2011 0:52
Town hall apparatchiks are paid by the public, to serve the public-they have no right to intrude into people's lives. Their function is to ensure public amenities are properly administered-that is all. Under the New Soviets, aka Labour, they became the spies of the Government-this and the NS' obsession with so called diversity and multiculturalism, which actually encouraged segregation, ensured a regime of unnaceptable thought policing. I hope CamClegg realise once and for all that true equality means equal rights for all-and this means that someone's religion, sexuality and race are immaterial-everyone, irrespective of NS' tick box criteria, has housing requirements and needs their bins emptied-and marking someone down because they rightfully tell the Council to get knotted, is tyrannical and demonstrates the very discrimination and intolerance they arrogantly presumed was present in everyone else. Cut them down to size! and get rid of the non-jobs e.g diversity monitors for zoos etc
- Combover Mohican, Eastbourne, 2/9/2011 9:40
All councils are grossly overstaffed and will do anything to justify their existence. Council tax is excessive in the extreme to pay these parasites .Even the NHS produces a 20 page questionnaire for patients views of their GPs.Questions about religion,sexuality and hundreds more of irrelevant data to provide jobs for the boys. It is time to stop this nonsense and reduce government (our money) funding of the guilty parties. A 20% reduction in council tax and NHS payments would be a start.
- btbob, hailsham uk, 2/9/2011 8:53
Just goes to prove that Britain was silently moving rapidly to becoming a communist state.
- Seve, Spain, 2/9/2011 7:35
This is merely a temporary damage limitation exercise. Just wait for the legislation which allows ruling governments to install cameras in residential homes, directed from the EU, of course. "Ve haf vays of making you talk...". I'm almost beginning to look forward to dying.
- Withnail Xtreme, Camden Town, 2/9/2011 1:24