Gipsies and travellers who break the law should not get favours from authority, ministers declared yesterday.Eh..?
They warned that public confidence in justice will be damaged if some people think that travellers get special treatment.
This, from the people who for the last ten years have watched passively as these identity groups trampled all over the rights of everyone else?
Pull the other one!
Even the ‘Fail’ can’t help pointing this out, in a rare example of an MSM organ actually goaded into doing its job:
Two Cabinet ministers joined forces to launch new instructions for police and councils on enforcing the law on anti-social behaviour among travellers - an apparent U-turn after years in which gipsies have been considered a racial group in need of state help.And it’s something they had the unmitigated gall to castigate the opposition for, as well:
Critics said their initiative was a pre-election stunt that reverses five years of Labour equality ideology.
In 2005 ministers levelled scathing accusations of bigotry at Tories who made similar pre-election promises.Ah, but now there’s an election in the offing, and the
However yesterday Communities Secretary John Denham and Home Secretary Alan Johnson said the law should be applied to travellers in the same way as to everybody else. They said travellers who create noise, spread rubbish or fail to tax their cars should be penalised.‘Don’t do as we told you back then! Do as we’re telling you NOW! (but it’ll be back to normal when we get back in *wink*)’
The ministers also said that Asbos could be used to prevent persistent offenders from setting up illegal campsites or in breach of planning rules, although since 2005 councils have been told to show toleration to unlawful sites.
Mr Denham has already run a campaign in constituencies where Labour's vote is under threat from the far-right BNP, promising that immigrants will not get first call on council houses.Anyone stupid enough to believe this is probably already a Labour voter anyway, surely?