Thursday, 25 September 2014

Note The 'Could Have'...

...but it's long overdue, isn't it?
Travellers could have their vehicles seized as officials get tough on the rising number of illegal camps in Coventry.
Well, well, well...
Deputy city council leader Phil Townshend will present the hardline idea at a meeting of the Coventry Police and Crime Board this afternoon. Speaking to the Telegraph ahead of the meeting, he said: “We are a tolerant city with great depth of human kindness, but we are being taken advantage of.”
More than 100 sites across the city could also be given protected status, making it illegal for travellers to set up camp in the first place, and easier for bailiffs to evict them if they do.
Is it really a 'hardline idea'? Is it such a strange concept, that those who repeatedly flout the law should start having to pay for this?

And does it have a prayer of becoming reality?
A court would have to approve both sets of plans before they could be adopted. 
Ah. Well, I guess that'll be the end of that then...

H/T: Wiggia via email

4 comments:

Rickie said...

I'm not sure if Norfolk is a gypsy no go area becasue of a hardline council approach , I can't remember the last time I saw gypsies.

Bucko The Moose said...

A court has to decide if the police can do their jobs and uphold the law? Since when?

ivan said...

Bucko - that is the council get out of doing anything card, to be played whenever anything looks as if the population approve of it doing something sensible.

JuliaM said...

"I can't remember the last time I saw gypsies."

Lucky chap!

"A court has to decide if the police can do their jobs and uphold the law? Since when?"

Since identity politics took over.