A friend of mine is coming back to the country for the first time in 28 years. She's really looking forward to it, but between CCTV cameras barking orders, the police in black combat fatigues, random stop & searches, covert surveillance for the pettiest of offences, the curtain-twitchers watching, ID cards, DNA databases, the 'pre-crime' child register and that's just scratching the surface... I don't think she'll recognise the place.
The Labiar Partei and this government are simply leaving behind a Scorched Earth of civil liberties et. al. so that any incoming government will have a hard time cleaning up and not enough time to concentrate the main effort in getting the country back on its feet and returned to its people
In all honesty, im game for this, I have some rights tw@s for neighbours, only to happy to get the cnuts done.
You can and should anyway if they're out of line. A financial incentive only encourages people to report things that aren't problems for their reward. Quite what they think this will do to public morale, I've no idea.
With the Neighbours I have, I can honestly say this does'nt go far enough; give me a Gat and immunity from prosecution for any Wet Work carried out in the line of duty. I'll save the country a fortune in court fees as well as making the Gene Pool significantly cleaner...
I think you're missing the point. This isn't being introduced to help you fight crime. This is designed to raise funds by encouraging your chav scum neighbours to grass/stitch you up for the pettiest of mistakes - thereby earning the Government a nice fat fine from your back pocket.
Yup. And another nail is driven into the coffin lid of this once great country.
If there is any justice in this world than Brown and Blair will be made to pay for what they have done. Never happen unfortunatley