Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Parcel Force

Imagine your postie walking up the garden path and instead of popping letters through the slot, booting the door down, stomping in and walking off with your flat screen TV.

“Sorry mate, but the records show you handed in a package for delivery without the right postage on.”

David Blunket brought in the Proceeds of Crime Act to claw back the luxuries of high ranking crime barons. It gives police the right to search peoples homes, seize their cash, freeze their bank accounts and confiscate their stuff.

But now The Times is reporting Alan Johnson wants to extend the act to a whole range of public organisations.

Councils might use it to get unpaid tax, Transport for London to get fare dodgers and Royal Mail – yes the same Royal Mail that can’t decide why it’s own workforce is on strike - will be able to use it for god knows what.

The Government lost support when people found out they had put thousands of innocent people’s DNA on the national database.

They lost support when they tried to push through laws that would let them lock people up for weeks without trial.

They lost support when we found out anti terrorism powers had been given to councils so they could make sure we put the bins out on the right day.

So what do they think is going to happen over this?

3 comments:

BigBossMan said...

Can you imagine some council bureaucrat looking throught the wife's pants draws - disgusting.

Timo said...

Why the problem with fair dodgers? If it's fair it's fair...of course if it's not fair it's fare.

Lobbydog said...

Point taken and corrected.

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