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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Police Powers

It seems that ZaNuLabour have given the police some quite extraordinary powers in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. The police will be entitled to enter private homes and seize political posters during the London 2012 Olympics.

Those who break the rules could be fined up to £20K.

The powers were introduced by the Olympics Act 2006, and passed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, in theory to preserve the monopoly of official advertisers on the London 2012 site.

The powers allow advertising posters or hoardings placed in shop or home to be removed. However, as with all ZaNuLabour legislation, it has been drafted so "broadly" that it also includes 'non-commercial material' - which could include legitimate campaign literature.

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1 comment:

  1. Police state anyone?....Aren't these the types of powers the Chinese had in place that our government condemed as being too draconian and against civil liberties?

    Scary stuff....

    The police have suggested that they will not use these powers but, if they won't use them, why give them those powers in the first place....Of course Nanny isn't known for using powers in ways that weren't intended is she?....We can all trust Nanny and her military wing, also known as HM Constabulary, can't we?