Thursday, 18 September 2008

Lib Dem troubles

Yes, it looks like this telephone campaign by the Lib Dems might be in a spot of bother.

The Information Commissioner said it was 'concerned' by the campaign and has demanded to see the script, before ruling whether it breaches regulations banning direct telephone marketing without the recipients' consent.

The Scottish National Party lodged a complaint with the commissioner, pointing out the Liberal Democrats had successfully protested against a similar SNP campaign three years ago, featuring an automated message recorded by Sir Sean Connery.

If we've got laws in this country against just phoning people up out of the blue and trying to sell them something then of course they apply to politicians too.

In fact, given the codswallop that certain politicians try to sell us (that u-turn on the Lib Dems supporting the euro and now not supporting the euro was pretty amazing, wasn't it?) they especially apply to policians, don't they?

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