The Sun tabloid newspaper alleges that:
"Tories sweep HQ for bugs By DAVID WOODING Whitehall Editor
TORIES have swept their London HQ for BUGS as they gear up for the nastiest election campaign in history.
They fear that Labour spies have infiltrated the party and are eavesdropping on officials.
A security firm was called to search the building hours after deputy chairman Howard Flight was sacked. He had been secretly taped telling a private meeting of planned Tory "cuts"."
This alleged incident did not happen at the Conservative party offices at 25 Victoria Street, London, above a branch of the Starbucks chain of coffee shops, but, according to The Times, at a meeting of the Thatcherite "Conservative Way Forward group" held at the "Whitehall club in Adam Street" last Wednesday.
"Officials are convinced Mr Flight was the victim of a Labour dirty tricks campaign codenamed Operation Black Watch. He is the THIRD senior Tory to have been covertly taped."
"Operation Blackwatch" - is that a Tory or Nu Labour choice of codename ?
"Chairman Liam Fox was recorded telling a Commons meeting that tougher asylum laws would woo back deserting voters. And shadow defence minister Gerald Howarth's private dinner chat on political correctness was later made public.
Three workers who suddenly quit after the 2001 election are now feared to have been spies.
And Tory bigwigs fear Labour has had "sleepers" in place for two years. Two suspects were caught trying to join as volunteer workers for the Tories last month but their credentials did not check out.
Then a man claiming he was denied NHS treatment asked for Michael Howard to take up his case — but scarpered when Tory staff tried to call an ambulance.
Staff say the campaign has the hallmarks of former Downing Street communications chief Alastair Campbell.
An insider at the Tories' Victoria Street offices said: "It's very much an atmosphere of 'the walls have ears' after the events of the past few days.""
The Guido Fawkes blog surmises that Nu Labour "election strategist" Fraser Kemp MP for Houghton & Washington East is responsible for these tape recordings, and for monitoring political opposition weblogs.
There were similar allegations of Nu Labour dirty tricks and even of "hacking in to Tory party bank accounts", during the Michael Ashcroft foreign donations affair in 1999, with Michael Ancram and Tim Collins both claiming that they had called in the Police to investigate the alleged "hacking". However, no prosecutions were ever proceeded with.
Will there actually be a real police investigation into these claims that communications have been intercepted, which is an offence under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000?
Is every customer sitting in the 27 Victoria Street Starbucks café with their laptop computers or PDA devices, now to be suspected of WiFi or Bluetooth sniffing of the Tory party offices above ?