Why dont I just hand everything over now?

#1
Remember the powers given to councils to spy on you...the ones that were never going to be abused...except if you tried to get your kids into a good school, or maybe put too much in your bins.

Well here is it's big brother....now no longer do they have to bother with the whole going to court to get your money, they'll just come and take your house.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6892830.ece

S_R

edited for mong typing
 
#2
I thought at one point they were going to scrap the act entirely, as the amount recovered was so much less than it cost to implement. My local council is as bent as a curly fry.

I used to think the page in Private Eye dedicated to a Stalin-esque take on Brown's Britan was a bit harsh and didn't quite understand the message. I now think it was rather spot on and await the set up of Gulags in the Outer Hebrides while my movements are monitored and I have to present my 'papers' when I leave town.
 
#4
I think some of those ideas - such as recovering fraudulent agricultural grants are a good idea, but I don't understand why that should not still be the remit of the police...after all, they deal with criminal matters, which that would be!

Worrying..
 
#6
Jesus. It's frightening what is happening in the UK. Just when you think it can't possibly get any worse, something like this happens. It's common knowledge in my immediate area that the councillors are a little less than straight, especially when faced with the likes of Tescos etc, so what the hell is going to happen now??
 
#7
yet another piece of "anti-terror" legislation being used to undermind normal society! no doubt that Johnson will use the typical "this is for the protection of society and anyone voting against it, supports terrorist, etc, etc"

'king gimps :x
 
#8
On phrase which is particularly worrying:

“Investigation bodies will receive a share of money recovered as additional funding to incentivise further work in recovering the proceeds of crime.”
Just like traffic wardens being rewarded for issuing more tickets, and we all know what that means they start to do... :x
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
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#9
rockpile said:
George Orwell just got the date wrong.
I did hear that George Orwell wanted to call his book '1948' but was asked to swap the last two numbers as it was too close.

If he thought things were that bad then, the poor campaigning devil must be rotating very quickly in his grave now.
 
#10
Becasue the Coucils are so utterly perfect and never ever make a mistake of any kind... such as getting a name or address wrong... or looking at the wrong account for instance...
 
#11
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
rockpile said:
George Orwell just got the date wrong.
I did hear that George Orwell wanted to call his book '1948' but was asked to swap the last two numbers as it was too close.

If he thought things were that bad then, the poor campaigning devil must be rotating very quickly in his grave now.
It wasn't published until 1949....
 
#12
And yet in the light of this (and the litany of other crimes against us this govt has conducted) people still ask me why I want to move to Canada when I reach my IPP......

Its not so much 1984 that springs to mind but the film V for vendetta and the soliloquy he delivers to the nation about 40 mins into the film.
 
#13
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
rockpile said:
George Orwell just got the date wrong.
I did hear that George Orwell wanted to call his book '1948' but was asked to swap the last two numbers as it was too close.

If he thought things were that bad then, the poor campaigning devil must be rotating very quickly in his grave now.
I thought the title came about cos he wrote it in 1947-8 and wanted to call it 1948... but the last 2 digits were transposed?
 
#14
Not quite sure of the "will free Police time" comment. If anything, I could see the Police having to sort out the inevitable doorstep disputes that will happen when the proceeds of crime act is extended.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
Unbelievable.

Your local council will be able to presume guilt over something like a parking fine, freeze all your assets, force their way into your home to search it, remove any monies over £1,000 and other goods too, and all without so much as a court order, or any police involvement.

That's in addition to their current powers to browse your internet history, have a look at your phone records, put hidden CCTV outside your home and also follow you around with investigators.

So much for Magna Carta and 1,000 years of legal prescendent. So much for our freedoms and legal protection.

WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?!?!?!

In any other country, these fuckers would be hung from lamp-posts.

I'll echo the comments above. If any local council 'member' thinks they are going to gain entry to my house without a court order, they'd better be accompanied by the entire local police force, in body armour. They'd better have ambulances and body-bags to hand too, because I'd make it my business to ensure some of these council kunts would be leaving broken.
 
#17
"I'll echo the comments above. If any local council 'member' thinks they are going to gain entry to my house without a court order, they'd better be accompanied by the entire local police force, in body armour. They'd better have ambulances and body-bags to hand too, because I'd make it my business to ensure some of these council kunts would be leaving broken."

I second that opinion! :x
I can see the train line at the back of my house getting a lot of use by several council members if it kicks off.
 
#19
And when they inevitably get it wrong and f*ck up someones life, will the council worker lose their job? Nope. Could lead to some massive compensation claims tho...
 
#20
I would agree with siezing the assets etc of proffessional criminals in view that crime was their scource of their 'Good Lives'. But giving more 'powers' to Town Hall Jobsworths is a big mistake. There is already plenty of evidence that these same Jobsworths have been using 'RIPA' like it was a 'holiday bonus' for all sorts of spurious reasons.

Giving them even more access to legal powers etc, there will be very little the Citizen can do once these F*ckwits decide to throw their weight around. All that will happen in the case of a mistake will be..."Oops! Sorry mate, now f*ck Off!"... and "we will learn from previous mistakes...!"

All Mr Jollystone Johnson and Pals in the Neues Arbeits are doing, is creating more alienation from the Public. The more the Media like the 'Times' publicise these moves tbe better. But I'm afraid the Great British Public are probably more interested in 'sex, drugs, drink, rock-n-roll' and shoping, rathaer than being concerned if their 'Civil Rights' are gradually being wittled away by Proto-Marxist scuzbags..... :roll: :roll: :x
 

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