UK..1043 NEW LAWS to gain entry into homes

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by LondonCalling, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. LondonCalling

    LondonCalling Monkey++

    Absolute Madness..this is really getting bad for us here...just watch out over there and dont let it happen to you!!!

    The march of the Big Brother state under Labour was highlighted last night as it was revealed that there are now 1,043 laws that give the authorities the power to enter a home or business.
    Nearly half have been introduced since Labour came to power 11 years ago. They include the right to:
    • Invade your home to see if your pot plants have pests or do not have a 'plant passport' (Plant Health England Order 2005).
    • Survey your home and garden to see if your hedge is too high (Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003).
    • Check that accommodation given to asylum seekers is not being lived in by non-asylum seekers (Immigration and Asylum Act 1999).
    • Raid a house to check if unlicensed gambling is taking place (Gambling Act 2005 Inspection Regulations 2007).
    • Seize fridges without the correct energy rating (Energy Information Household Refrigerators and Freezers Regulations 2004).
    The rise in clipboard-wielding state inspectors flies in the face of repeated pledges by Ministers to curb the power of bureaucrats.
    The full extent of the state's 'powers of entry' is revealed in documents slipped out quietly by the Government last week.

    The information was posted on the Home Office website, but in a highly unusual move, the computer file was locked to prevent it being copied or printed. A secret Home Office password was required to access the file.
    A Home Office spokeswoman denied the restrictions were an attempt to stop the state's powers being circulated more widely.
    She claimed it was a 'mistake' and the file would be unlocked tomorrow.
    Some 420 new powers of entry are the product of laws introduced since 1997. A further 16 are in laws due to be approved by Parliament in the next few weeks.

    However, new powers set to be approved by Parliament include inspecting for non-human genetic material, for looted cultural property from Iraq and for 'undeclared' carbon dioxide, as well as enforcing bin tax.
    Town hall 'bin police' already have the right to enter homes, take photographs, seize contents of bins, and 'investigate as required'.
    Householders can be fined up to £5,000 if they refuse entry or 'obstruct' an official.
    Shadow Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: 'Day by day under Labour, the rights and liberties of law-abiding citizens are being eroded.'

    In our long climb out of the darkness of despotism, some moments shine out particularly brightly. One of these was Sir Edward Coke's majestic judgment in 1604 that 'The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.'
    Without a private place in which to live his life and raise his family, a man is not free. If the State can march in when it feels like it, then we live in a tyranny.
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  2. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    That is f$*#(@d up!!!! which only means that it WILL happen here.
  3. Ivan

    Ivan Monkey++

    so utterly depressing.
  4. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    Apathy would seem to be the order of the day for British Subjects. Yes I know we are supposedly Citizens and have been for a number of years now, I just fail to see any proof of citizenry, Tyranny is clear for all to see.

  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

  6. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    My favorite is the Anti-social Behavior act. Maybe I DONT want people around, looking into my house... Not too into that whole Voyeur thing.
  7. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    You don't or won't have any choice in the matter I'm afraid, as resisting will be punishable, arrest, a night in the cell's, have charges brought up against you then release you on bail until the case is brought up before a court.

    Look at that poor bloke from Blackburn who fell off the sofa while laughing so hard at a comedy show on TV.

    Doom & gloom.

  8. LondonCalling

    LondonCalling Monkey++

    Yes Toemag i 100% agree mate.
    Unfortunatley, these are laws that are in effect "right now" and some more due to be passed thru parliment, so therefor you DO NOT have a choice in the matter as Toemag has said!
  9. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    And I thought the movie BRAZIL was bad enough...

    It seems you guys need a few "Mr. Tuttles" over there!
  10. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Orwellian for sure. That's what happens when they take your right to reject tyranny away. may this wake up people to how important privacy is.
  11. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    Not saying it cant happen here, but from knowledge you guys have never stood up and revolted, the unfortunate thing is that if you stand up and go agaisnt the govrnment yoru a "terrorist"
  12. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    To true, and using broom sticks against armed Police and the Military will be a futile waste of human life.

    The coup will have to be carried out by the Police and the military, which almost makes me laugh that and the politically correctness approach will probably be the cancer that they themselves have released that will eventually kill them.

    If they continue the way they have chosen to go, one may end up with the choice of becoming a Muslim or remaining a subject.

  13. LondonCalling

    LondonCalling Monkey++

    Will NEVER become muslim!
    Will certainly walk away from this island ASAP!

    "but from knowledge you guys have never stood up and revolted, the unfortunate thing is that if you stand up and go agaisnt the govrnment yoru a "terrorist"

    Yes you are so right mate! 100%
    We do NOT ever stand up for our rights here, all we do is winge and moan about them to friends and family, but we DONT do anything about it, and there lies the problem the Government know this, they know they can keep pushing because all we do is talk about it!!!
  14. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    "Seize fridges without the correct energy rating (Energy Information Household Refrigerators and Freezers Regulations 2004)."
    I'm sorry that is so bizarre it rates a John cleese Monty Pythonish skit...
    Knock knock...who is it ?
    "home appliance efficiency inspector man"...
    come now open up mrs. bindleswat;
    You are Mrs. R.E. Bindleswat, 7, the thames, Herfordshire??
    we have reports your refridgerator is at least 5 years old...
    bufoon! Are you insane???
    climate criminal!...
    er That just won't do mum!
    kindly remove your food items and unplug the offending unit until the "lorry" arrives...
    Apologies to our u.k. monkeys for making fun of a dire situation:)"
  15. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    This is nothing to worry about, the following will get your attention.

    More than 31,500 criminals were freed early in England and Wales in the first year of a scheme to free up overcrowded jails, official figures show.
    The Ministry of Justice had previously forecast that the project would see 25,500 released during that period.
    Under the scheme, criminals are freed up to 18 days early. Among the 31,549 people released were nearly 6,000 violent offenders, eight sex offenders, two convicted terrorists and 739 robbers.

    At least now there is room for missing canoeist!! OAPs not paying the Poll Tax and of course the Gas fiddlers this coming winter.

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