Emergency Powers Plan Published

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  1. Emergency powers plan published

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3375711.stm

    http://www.ukresilience.info/ccbill/joint_committee.pdf (1.5 mB)

    First report here

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt200203/jtselect/jtdcc/184/18402.htm



    I'm sure this isn't as scary as it looks at first glance. Is it? 8O
     
  2. it isn't scarey, the ccrf's are all up and running, fully manned and trained - aren't they? or is everybody in or about to go to iraq?
     
  3. My concern, apart from whether the CCRF is ready or not 8O Quiller, is what level of situation would require Bluppet to effectively suspend the democratic process?
     
  4. my apologies for being flippant.

    probably at the same time when bush uses his patriot and patriot 2 laws to suspend the similar democratic use of law in the u.s. so, would it be when there is an actual emergency, or when there is a "credible" threat of such, and if when a threat is high, then conceivably anytime.
     
  5. Or in the run up to a General Election perhaps?

    Sorry, getting older has made me more cynical :evil:
     
  6. You are not the only one to be concerned ....

    Link to the source:-

    http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/press/press-releases-2004/jan07-civil-contingencies-bill.shtml


    It will be interesting to see what happens when the Bill is debated ....
     
  7. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Quite why anyone other than criminals, asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants should bother with the flaccid Shami Chakrabati and Liberty is beyond me. Bunch of squawking pinko lefties whose main purpose appears to be keeping legal aid lawyers in business and the above-mentioned scum on the streets.
     
  8. Personally I think it's scary. This is a Government whose policies allow unfettered access to the UK for any potential terrorist. We have a Prime Minister whose immediate circle, especially his wife, make their living from promoting the interests of terrorists, so called asylum seekers, paedophiles et al.
    The only people regarded by the government and it's hangers on as a 'threat' are those whose political views differ from their own.
    Osama and his followers can still expect free accomodation, 21 inch colour TV and the whole plethora of benefits they are 'entitled' to.
    Viro Bono can expect the knock at the door any moment now....
     
  9. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Not only do this government allow terrorists unrestricted access, even those they have themselves determined to be undesirable are allowed to stay with no restriction on their activities - look at Abu Hamza (the imam with the hooks), or the various unsavoury members of Al-Mujahiroun.

    Closer to home they have released convicted terrorist murderers on to the streets whilst paying (with our money), for inquiries which it seems will only end when the terrorists have the verdict they want. Known terrorists are even given government jobs.

    Why do the Whitehall clowns think they need ever more, and further reaching legislation when they have proved themselves utterly incapable of enforcing that which already exists?
     
  10. As long as we are going to stay within and use the law as a means to defend ourselves, and our lands, then the terrorists of all persuasions are just going to keep laughing at us, so we had better learn to live with the constant threat........................or :evil: