Beyond The Sus Law- Show Me Your Papers

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So the other shoe drops, this is what the absconding control order subjects newsfelch was to help usher in, we already have a returned sus law now Reid is basically taking us to- Show me your papers-

The government is considering giving police officers across the UK “stop and question” powers under new anti-terror laws, says the Home Office. The proposal, allowing police to ask people about their identity and movement, is among measures being considered by Home Secretary John Reid.

The measure is so far used only in Northern Ireland. Police elsewhere have to have “reasonable suspicion” a crime has been committed before they can stop people.

Anyone who refuses to co-operate could be charged with obstructing the police and fined up to £5,000, according to the Sunday Times. A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We are considering a range of measures for the Bill and ‘stop and question’ is one of them.”

You see this is what was always the actual implication of ID cards, once we have them then- Hey why not be asked to show them, and if you don’t, well what have you got to hide? And of course the law to back that power up (otherwise having the cards would be pointless, the circular logic feedbacks the reasoning thus the law is required), police allowed to ask anyone at anytime to produce papers of identification and if you do not? Bang! You’ve got a record, your DNA will be recorded and you get to pay the state a lovely big wodge of cash. The clocks are striking 13.

I got a letter from the government
The other day
I opened and read it
It said they were suckers

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6 Responses to “Beyond The Sus Law- Show Me Your Papers”

  1. korova Says:

    Well, we are at war aren’t we? In the battle against an abstract noun, we must take decisive action. If that means forcing totalitarian style measures that emulate certain anti-democratic regimes – so be it. After all, don’t we have to surrender our freedoms to protect them? I see the next Labour election campaign being written now:

    New Labour: Surrendering your freedoms so you don’t have to.

    Or:

    New Labour: Surrendering your freedoms to protect your freedom.

    Or:

    New Labour: Surrendering your freedoms to protect our fiefdom.

    I’ll stop now……

  2. RickB Says:

    Before they offer you the communications director job…
    I suppose the real test is whether this appalling proposal is rejected out of hand as it should be, or it is seriously discussed and progresses. That will tell us something about the country, the punditocracy and the people.
    Or… is Reid just putting out awful ideas to ruin his Brownian successor’s life…

  3. korova Says:

    The problem with Reid is that I probably believes that this move is the right on, regardless of his successor. I fear that most of the public will be apathetic about it. The old ‘I’ve got nothing to hide so why should it bother me’ mentality. One thing is for certain, the tabloid press will give it their full support amidst claims that we are prevented from dealing with the ‘problem’ due to Human Rights laws. Another victory for the terrorists. Bin Laden must be wanking himself into a frenzy.

  4. korova Says:

    sorry, that should be ‘he probably believes…’. Now I look like a totalitarian wanker.

  5. RickB Says:

    Or you have revealed you really are Reid!
    I think it is both, he likes to fuck people over and he is a Stalinesque thug. So this way he gets to do his oppression thing and be politically snide to his successor.
    There is a reaction bit on the BBC and it’s depressingly predictable. The only reaction I want to see is -Hell No! The scapegoating of humans rights laws is pathetic, apparently it was human rights laws that made it impossible for Prescott to not slip his dick into various secretaries (he didn’t want to Brussels made him do it) also that whole Titanic thing? Because the rights of the iceberg were protected, preventing common sense measures being taken by right thinking chaps.
    If this idea continues I think it will be a fight worth having to stop it and I reckon us scummy bloggers will be in the thick of it. This absolutely cannot be allowed to happen.

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