Astonished is the word I’d use at what the Liberal Democrats said about the Conservative Bradford Council using anti-terror laws to secretly spy on the public.
The T&A reported: "Bradford Council has secretly monitored members of the public and its own staff more than 500 times in the past five years"
Of course the Conservatives were defensive over using this (so much for the new face of Camerons Conservatives defending our liberties)
Labour brought in these powers in 2003, so of course the leader of the Labour councillors couldn't bring himself to criticise.
The reaction of the Lib Dems was extraordinary. The leader of the liberal group said:"I think it is right and appropriate that the Council uses the power to investigate people who are fly-tipping and people who are involved in illegal activities"
So the Lib Dems support the Council secretly monitoring citizens of Bradford whether rightfully or wrongly. I think a lot of Lib Dem members need to take a long hard look at themselves.
T&A Report: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/4014406.Council__spying_powers__used_500_times/