Rubbish-spy bid condemned

    The city council was asked to order binmen to act as spies by searching through people’s rubbish to look for Islamic extremist material. Leicester City Council’s former chief executive, Rodney Green, was present at a meeting held in London where council bosses in charge of areas with high Muslim populations were asked to pass on the suggestion to their binmen, it has emerged. The city council said the order was never carried out. Rodney Green attended a meeting of Government quango, the Migration Impacts Forum (MIF), in June and October last year and January this year. MIF members include ministers and representatives from councils, the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Department for Work and Pensions. The aim of the MIF is to assess the impact of migration and the issues arising from it. A Leicester City Council spokeswoman said: “I can confirm Rodney Green did attend a meeting of the Migration Impact Forum, and this sort of suggestion was made.

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