Saturday, 6 September 2008

England: Land Of The Free

Remember the English summer (what we had of it)? The sunshine, the barbecues, the soft fruits in season, the curfews....
Police say the summer trial in the Cornish town of Redruth, which comes to an end with the resumption of the school term on Monday, led to a fall in anti-social behaviour in the town.
So, never mind that it was unjust, it 'worked'. So they are, naturally, planning to do more of it:
That has encouraged police and councillors in other parts of Cornwall to consider adopting the scheme in their own areas, particularly during the forthcoming half-term and Christmas holidays. Police in the South Wales town of Barry are also looking to introduce a similar curfew to cope with gangs of youths on the street.
And Shami Chakrabarti has finally woken up:
But civil rights groups say such curfews unfairly target the young. Shami Chakrabarti, of Liberty, said: "The police have enough powers bursting off the statute book to deal with troublemakers regardless of their age and without a blanket curfew. I have seen anti social behaviour on the streets of this country and it comes often from people of all ages."
Well, yes Shami, but it's too hard. And they're too busy persecuting their own who spill the beans on the sorry excuses for 'policing' that pass muster with HQ these days. In fact, things just like this...

10 comments:

Tomrat said...

Well, yes Shami, but it's too hard. And they're too busy persecuting their own who spill the beans on the sorry excuses for 'policing' that pass muster with HQ these days...

Which captures the essence of the arguement wholly I think; it would be incredibly easy to lock everyone up at night and you would see the crime rates plummet, overnight; anyone out after curfew would be rounded up and jailed.

But that isn't policing.

Thats persecution of a populace made capable by erosion of those laws and statutes built to prevent this, paid for by an overtaxed country believing its government is doing this for our own good.

JuliaM said...

I think the number of people who believe they are 'doing it for our own good' is dropping steadily. However, instead of voting for someone else, they are not voting at all.

And nothing will change if that continues...

Umbongo said...

"However, instead of voting for someone else, they are not voting at all."

Well not exactly: our ruling party has decided to vote on our behalf now. It's so much easier and the "correct" outcome is guaranteed.

Longrider said...

It's so much easier and the "correct" outcome is guaranteed.

it wasn't, though, was it? despite the scam, they still didn't win. Now that's incompetence with style.

JuliaM said...

"Now that's incompetence with style."

That's Brown's forte, it seems.. :)

Tomrat said...

I think the number of people who believe they are 'doing it for our own good' is dropping steadily. However, instead of voting for someone else, they are not voting at all.

And nothing will change if that continues...


Being an LPUK member it is these people we will be targetting at the next election; the ones no one caters to because the big 3 think its a question of being catered to.

Who's for less catering and more individual autonomy?

JuliaM said...

"Who's for less catering and more individual autonomy?"

Me. And I've voted UKIP before... ;)

JuliaM said...

So, why should I change my vote to LPUK? What do they offer that UKIP don't?

Sell your party to me, come on. I know you want to.... ;)

Tomrat said...

Hm an interesting question. ;-)=)

I'll get round to answering it on my splog this week.

teacher.paris said...

The siyuation in UKistan:
http://tinyurl.com/6s9nzd
The elite’s war by immigrant proxy

David Hamilton

According to the Mail on Sunday, which obtained the official statistics of 37 police forces under the Freedom of Information Act, there is an offence involving a knife every 24 minutes of the day in England.