Friday, February 15, 2008
A Nice Little Earner - Bin Brother
Nanny has found another nice way to screw us for money, that's nice!
Nanny has instructed local councils to fine householders for putting out a single bag of rubbish at the wrong time.
Nanny has produced an "enforcement manual" (pass the sick bag someone), which will be distributed to local councils. The manual instructs local councils to implement a "zero tolerance" policy on waste collection.
On-the-spot penalties of around £100 must be levied on those who leave their rubbish out early, or fail to close the lid of their wheelie bin properly.
Oh yes, this is going to go down so well!
So far, Nanny has fined 44,000 people £100 for "crimes" such as leaving their rubbish out on the wrong day or putting out black bags next to their wheelie bins.
The Government manual claims a single bag left out for a few days at the end of the road can attract other litter as well as rats, foxes and seagulls.
The Environment Department document advises bin inspectors (bin inspectors!!!!!!!????) that:
"A single full bin bag upwards would constitute a fly-tip."
Nanny is well aware that people are going to be pissed off, and has given some "helpful" advice to her lackeys in the local councils.
The document tells bin enforcers to be alert for the signs a person is getting angry.
According to the Environment Department, these include "changes in breathing patterns, the throbbing vein in the temple, the opening and closing of their fist, increased tension in the face or body".
The document advises staff:
"Let them know that this behaviour is not acceptable, e.g. 'I am not prepared to carry on this interview whilst you are calling me a w***er and a jobsworth. Are you prepared to stop doing this/I am requesting that you stop this behaviour'."
"You will probably meet plenty of barrack room lawyers when you are going about your duties.
As a matter of course, you will technically be interfering with an individual's freedom, but this is not the same as infringing their human rights.
After a confrontation, staff are told that it is "important to offload what has happened".
"You can do this by screaming and shouting (in a safe place)."
If this wasn't so serious, it would be laughable.
As Nanny says herself, this is interfering with our freedom.
How are your throbbing veins?