Policing minister Kit Malthouse has said that people should snitch on their neighbours if they think they are breaking the new coronavirus rules. He said he also hopes to roll out “COVID-secure marshalls” across the country to help enforce public “compliance”.
From Monday, it is illegal for Britons to gather in groups of more than six in public or private, indoors or outside.
“If people are concerned, if they do think there has been a contravention, then that option is open to them,” policing minister Kit Malthouse said. “It’s open to neighbours to do exactly that through the non-emergency number.”
“If they are concerned and they do see that kind of thing, then absolutely they should think about that,” he added.
Utterly disgraceful to encourage neighbours to snoop and snitch on each other.https://t.co/lqHzuU0o81— Redvers (@CunningRedvers) September 14, 2020
BBC News - Coronavirus: Report 'rule of six' breaches, minister urges https://t.co/L2aOLWKOAf So snitch on your neighbour but #CabinetMinisters and pals can blow the heads of #Grouse? How is #Cummings eyesight these days?— confidence for life (@confidence4life) September 14, 2020
Brits should snitch on their neighbours breaking the new coronavirus rule of six, minister says https://t.co/gGbwK7D3qJ— The Sun (@TheSun) September 14, 2020
Coronavirus: Report your neighbours to police if they break rule of six, says ministerhttps://t.co/hgnJ37DAz8. This is shameful! It is not our job to snitch on people. I remember a few of your ministers and colleagues who broke rules but still sit in there jobs! Hypocrites pic.twitter.com/oRtOX3EeBh— Kate Mistein. (@katemills272) September 14, 2020
'Dad's Army' of busybodies will patrol England to ensure public obey new coronavirus social-distancing rules 🚩’Covid Marshals’ is a hint to #MartialLaw Now the establishment want neighbours to ‘snitch’ on one another to fracture more communities..... https://t.co/Bm8sHm6Ka5— ♠️🦋Metamorphosis🦋♠️ (@_20EffectChange) September 14, 2020
Brexiteer Baker Slams Covid Laws, Says Britons Must ‘Live Like Free People’ https://t.co/RNQQF11Hud— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 11, 2020
Oops!— Arthur Braby (@ArthurBraby) September 11, 2020
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