Thursday, October 29, 2009
Nanny's Al Capone Powers
We have known for quite some time that this country is being run by a bunch of gangsters, viz:
- Extortion via excessive tax rises and council fines
- Protection rackets via demands for licences and insurance fees for any activity whatsoever
- Bullying via the Iraq invasion, holding people without trial etc
However, in a twist of irony Nanny is now using a law designed to deal with "Al Capone" type "master" criminals against the ordinary person in the street; ie she is designating us all as potential "Al Capones".
The powers that police currently have to deprive crime barons of luxury lifestyles are being extended to councils, quangos and agencies to use against us.
These powers include the right to search homes, seize cash, freeze bank accounts and confiscate property.
Nanny is giving the following groups "carte blanche" (can I use French here?) to use these powers whenever they see fit; town hall officials and civilian investigators employed by organisations such as Royal Mail, the Rural Payments Agency and Transport for London.
Nanny's little chum Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, is sneaking these powers in next week via a Statutory Instrument (this means parliament doesn't have to debate it).
Now why would a local council need such powers?
Well my loyal readers, isn't it obvious?
To collect backdated council tax, to tackle fare dodgers and other minor criminals.
At this point you might say, "So what? They are criminals, they deserve it!"
OK, but I would make a number of observations:
- The powers of the state should be in proportion to the crime.
- Punishment should be in proportion to the crime.
- Do you really trust the local councils not to misuse these powers? Remember what they did with RIPA.
- Do you really think that they state should have such powers, that can be used willy nilly against all and sundry? The state cannot be trusted.
- Imagine a time, not long hence, when ZaNuLabour increases council tax to unprecedented proportions. Under the current system there would be a wave of non payments, and people would use due process (as councils took them to court etc) to humiliate the government. Under these new powers the state would simply lock individuals down financially", at the stroke of a pen. How would you function without any bank account? This would kill any council tax protest stone dead within a matter of days.
The chairman of the Police Federation, Paul McKeever, is well pissed off with this; noting that the decision to hand over "intrusive powers" to people who were not police was made without consultation or debate.
He is quoted in The Times:
"The Proceeds of Crime Act is a very powerful tool in the hands of police and police-related agencies and it shouldn't be treated lightly.
There is a behind the scenes creep of powers occurring here and I think the public will be very surprised.
They would want such very intrusive powers to be kept in the hands of warranted officers and other law enforcement bodies which are vetted to a very high standard rather than given to local councils."
The Home Orifice (remember it has been classified as "not fit for purpose") has a plan to "embed" financial seizure in the criminal justice system. Labour have set a target to recover £250M in criminal assets by 2010, rising to £1BN per year soon after.
Ker Farking Ching!
We are all designated as prostrate milch cows, to be milked dry via taxes and fines in order to feed the ever growing appetite of the state.
Oh, and by the way, Nanny intends to create a whole new body of financial investigators who will be accredited, trained and monitored by yet another quango, the National Policing Improvement Agency.
More money here from course fees!
More interfering busybodies in uniforms to crush the individual!
Do you not see what ZaNuLabour (wasn't it the Telegraph that claimed that I had lost all sense of proportion the other day by calling them that?) is doing here?
They are creating a police state, that even the police don't want!
A Home Orifice memo states:
"Investigation bodies will receive a share of money recovered as additional funding to incentivise further work in recovering the proceeds of crime."
Thereby neatly incentivising these bodies to create false charges, in order to earn some more money.
As we all know the councils etc already have powers to reclaim debt etc, they most certainly do not need these extra powers.
They most certainly cannot be trusted with them!
The memo also say that the councils will be "less reliant on more traditional law enforcement agencies, notably the police".
Another police force has been created, under the direct control of the state.
THAT IS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The state, under ZaNuLabour, has become the enemy of the people.
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