Minister Kit Malthouse's idea was compared to the East German Stasi by many, after he encouraged reporting neighbours gathering in more than groups of six, saying it was a viable option.
"There is obviously the non-emergency number that people can ring to report issues, if they wish to," the minister told the BBC Radio 4's 'Today' show. "If people are concerned, if they do think there's a contravention, then that option is open to them."
Encouraging people to snoop on neighbours and report each other to the authorities is like communist East Germany. It's un-British. https://t.co/a19qkmIByM— Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) September 11, 2020