Laws are applied fairly then...

#2
You don't get so many "PC points" for being tolerant and patient with local, law abiding (non pikey) folk. Plus they're less likely to get aggressive/cause damage. MUCH softer target.
 
#3

The operative word is 'could' - from the article (my bold):

'Following a debate of the issues, the Committee resolved that the Solicitor to the Council be authorised to issue
legal proceedings if an advice is obtained from Counsel confirming that such action would be both proportionate and expedient.


'We discussed the three options available to the Council to ensure compliance with an Enforcement Notice, those being,
Prosecution, Injunction and Direct Action


'For the avoidance of doubt, the Council will be advised by Counsel, what, if any, action is the most expedient and proportional response. No decision has yet been made.'


So hardly 80 year old grannies being thrown in pokey as a result of PC gone mad while jeering pikies look on, is it?
 
#5
The travellers are an ethnic minority who have a genuine need to move about every so often and their presence is merely misunderstood by the intolerant local population who have shown nothing but hostility to the travellers since they innocently set up their camp, where they do nothing but pleasantly integrate with the local community and cause no trouble at all.

Unfortunately the high court actually believe this to be the case. Pikeys live outside the law because they have managed to convince the fecking jobsworths in power that they are anything other than smelly, unpleasant, inbred, thieving, disrespectful, and generally vile creatures who see absolutely no wrong in living in caravan between piles of their own filth.

This exclusion of pikeys from the normal laws of the country needs to end. The police aren't prepared to touch them, because they're a difficult target. It's much better to show the chief inspector positive results by successfully prosecuting the local people for minor offences than it is to put a year's work into a case which the high court or human rights people then shit all over. (Not that it should take a year anyway. Why can't it just be - you're on somebody's land, they don't want you to be, so **** off?)

Their little encampments should be used so the TA artillery can get some practice firing at live targets. I'd pay to watch as bits of caravan were sent orbital by an AS90.
 
#10
Whatever happened to the pikeys who were on the news last year? Half their camp got shifted didnt it as they built it illegally. Is the other half still unfortunately there?
 
#11
The travellers are an ethnic minority who have a genuine need to move about every so often and their presence is merely misunderstood by the intolerant local population who have shown nothing but hostility to the travellers since they innocently set up their camp, where they do nothing but pleasantly integrate with the local community and cause no trouble at all.

Unfortunately the high court actually believe this to be the case. Pikeys live outside the law because they have managed to convince the fecking jobsworths in power that they are anything other than smelly, unpleasant, inbred, thieving, disrespectful, and generally vile creatures who see absolutely no wrong in living in caravan between piles of their own filth.

This exclusion of pikeys from the normal laws of the country needs to end. The police aren't prepared to touch them, because they're a difficult target. It's much better to show the chief inspector positive results by successfully prosecuting the local people for minor offences than it is to put a year's work into a case which the high court or human rights people then shit all over. (Not that it should take a year anyway. Why can't it just be - you're on somebody's land, they don't want you to be, so **** off?)

Their little encampments should be used so the TA artillery can get some practice firing at live targets. I'd pay to watch as bits of caravan were sent orbital by an AS90.
You have the military experience of a satsuma.

**** off.
 
#13
Their little encampments should be used so the TA artillery can get some practice firing at live targets. I'd pay to watch as bits of caravan were sent orbital by an AS90.
Artillery and TA, actually hitting what they are meant to. Best one yet, I would be more worried for the village surrounding the camp.
 
#14
"While travellers stay there legally"- answered your own question Froggy.

Now if you can draft a law, that isn't discriminatory or racist, allowing you to move the Pikeys on while not applying to the villagers...
 
#16
"While travellers stay there legally"- answered your own question Froggy.

Now if you can draft a law, that isn't discriminatory or racist, allowing you to move the Pikeys on while not applying to the villagers...
Ahh...there is the rub. The law as applied to the pikeys was "set aside" by the Council who have allowed them to stay until March next year even thro the pikeys have been ordered to f**K off from Green Belt land. The villagers have set up shop in a Builders yard, made it clear they will leave next March when the pikeys leave and NOT attempted to build on Green belt land.

The law is NOT being applied fairly as it stands
 
#17
"While travellers stay there legally"- answered your own question Froggy.

Now if you can draft a law, that isn't discriminatory or racist, allowing you to move the Pikeys on while not applying to the villagers...
Do as they've done in the RoI & make trespass a criminal offence.
 
#18
Pikeys would be tolerated if it were not for the behaviour of some groups/clans.

A few years ago a small group came to Croydon. After receiving death threats and one attempted arson of a caravan, they were given round the clock protection from the local old bill in an unmarked car. During that time several locals were nicked fly-tipping sofas and matresses on the site, thinking the pikies will get blamed for this. Unlikely as they mostly deal in scrap metal where there is quick cash to be made. Not busted sofas and mattresses with a map of Africa on them. During this period two well known 'fences' rocked up hoping to sell stolen goods to the travelling folk, or hoping to exchange from what they believed were just itinerant thieves. A lot of locals stolen goods were recovered, but not from the pikeys!

Whilst there, the menfolk did their usual scavenging for scrap iron and even cleared away stuff on some derelict land near me making it look tidier and importantly, safer for any kids who would play on that derelict site. When they left the campsite, it too was spotless.

Tolerable pikies are tolerable, even useful sometimes
 
#19
Kitmarlowe,

The difference is the Pikeys are living where they are. The villagers have homes elsewhere & are only playing at being Pikeys.

I assume that placard of theirs claiming they have human rights too includes the right to a home.


Can't help wondering how keen there'd be on that green belt if it was muted to flatten a few of their homes to extend it.
My guess is their only bothered about their nimby property values
 
#20
The vast majority of those so called 'travellers' have properties in the RoI. They're over here because their own government won't put up with their antics and have started dropping on them from a great height.
 

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