UKIP smear campaign officially kicked off by Tory HQ

It seems most popular news and opinion outlets have carried smears against UKIP, the local elections being mere days away.

This Commentator article provides an excellent illustration as to why government should not be allowed to get its hands on our email and internet browsing data.

Many CCHQ decision-makers and opinion-formers will also have ministerial / governmental roles and so might have access to that data. If they are prepared to spend money trawling through social media for dirt on UKIP, imagine what they’d do when their unpopularity is such that their coffers are empty and they can’t afford dirt diggers. Might these highly ambitious and highly-motivated people not be tempted to use the power of the state to target their political enemies, while they have the chance?

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