Blowing Hot Air and Bubbles Again!
Tesco is making £53million a year selling information on the spending habits of shoppers, including the 16million members of its Clubcard loyalty scheme. How much will Tesco be charging the Government for this kind of information?
Not only does this let Tesco chiefs know which range of products to stock in different areas, but it can also sell the information to a range of retailers and to major manufacturers, including Unilever, Nestle and Heinz. It can also sell information they have gathered about people to the government.
Think this will only effect those claiming benefits? Think again! By law, all data has to be made available on-line and in real time to HMRC. Thus means the tax inspector can check up on you and see what you have been spending too.
This Tory-led government have made much about civil liberties, but are set to use the most infringing actions against people than I believe any government has ever done before them.
It will not just be those relatively few people claiming benefit fraudulently that will be visited by these acts, it will be every single person in this country and if this government get away with this, what next?