A CONSERVATIVE Government would drastically scale back the ‘intrusive and ineffective Big Brother state’, claims MP Stephen O’Brien.
The Tories have announced new policies pledging ‘a real alternative’ to Whitehall’s curtailment of civil liberties and the wasting of taxpayers’ money on expensive and ineffective IT databases, the Eddisbury representative said this week.
The Mid Cheshire MP’s comments come amid growing concern about the Government’s new Independent Safeguarding Authority.
He continued: “The Government’s approach to our personal privacy is the worst of all worlds – intrusive, ineffective and enormously expensive.
“Britain’s once proud history of personal freedom and liberty has been systematically undermined by this Government and their over-reliance on databases has exposed the public in Cheshire and Eddisbury to greater risk, not less.”
Conservative proposals include:
Scrapping the National Identity Register.
Ditching the ContactPoint database – which holds personal details of all 11 million under-18s in England.
Ending the permanent retention of innocent people’s DNA on a national database.