Comming to the US soon.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Debaser82, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Bailiffs get power to use force on debtors

    The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.

    Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.

    The government, which wants to crack down on people who evade debts, says the new powers would be overseen by a robust industry watchdog. However, the laws are being criticised as the latest erosion of the rights of the householder in his own home.

    “These laws strip away tried and tested protections that make a person’s home his castle, and which have stood for centuries,” said Paul Nicolson, chairman of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, a London-based welfare charity. “They could clearly lead to violent confrontations and undermine fundamental liberties.”

    Run Forest.:p
  2. Don't

    get into

  3. I think ive repeated those exact words to just about everyone I know in the last year
  4. ess1096


    If they are not uniformed Police Officers with a warrant they wont make it past the threshold of my front door alive.

    But then again, I have no debt other than my mortgage so "what me worry?"
  5. bit


    We're these mobster collection tactics disclosed in the original contract? If these debtors had borrowed from the mob, then breaking and entering and use of force is to be expected...wait, no difference.
  6. daybyday


    FYI This article is referring to the UK... at least for now.
  7. 'New powers for police to hack your PC' - without warrant'
    and: "It is working on plans for a giant "big brother" database holding
    information about every phone call, email and internet visit made by
    everyone in the United Kingdom."

    'Are ID cards in Britain the road to 1984 ?'
    "By 2017 the Home Office intends that ID cards be compulsory for all
    citizens. Those who refuse will be fined up to £2,500.
    Under the proposed measures, fifty different categories of
    information will be stored on every person."

    'Labour plan pie ban'
    "UK health minister Ben Bradshaw threatened to outlaw unhealthy food
    by limiting the amount of fat, salt and sugar in pies, pizzas and ready meals."

    'The Big Brother state – by stealth'
    "Personal information detailing intimate aspects of the lives of every
    British citizen is to be handed over to government agencies under
    sweeping new powers. The measure, which will give ministers the right
    to allow all public bodies to exchange sensitive data with each other,
    is expected to be rushed through Parliament in a Bill to be published
    The new legislation would deny MPs a full vote on such data-sharing.
    Instead, ministers could authorise the swapping of information between
    councils, the police, NHS trusts, the Inland Revenue, education authorities,
    the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, the Department for Work
    and Pensions and other ministries."

    don't know about it 'coming to the US soon' but the changes occurring
    in the UK smacks of Big Brother -
    was it the US 9/11 that initiated this change to . . . Facism ?
    and introduced by the Labour party ???
  8. I don't know why England is doing this, they're not even a superpower. They've tried passing and have succeeded sometimes a ton of Big Brother laws in the last years. I'd leave the place if I was there.
  9. Wilt


    This makes me wonder what the U.S. is doing. I feel like we're the technological leader. Maybe we have stuff like this running without public knowledge. We invented Echelon. Hard to stop a leach after he's had a taste for blood.