Labour: government must say if blacklists are still in place

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Jon Trickett says civil servants deserve to know if they are monitored for political beliefs

Labour has called on the government to clarify whether secret blacklists are still in place monitoring the political views of civil servants, trade unionists, councillors and others.

Jon Trickett, shadow minister for the Cabinet Office, said both former and current civil servants deserved to know how long the blacklist, established during the Thatcher era, was maintained, and whether one exists today.

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