This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Stop and quiz?

The BBC reports that the government is considering giving police officers across the UK "stop and question" powers under new anti-terror laws, says the Home Office.

Let's just be clear, they're not going to ask you what 8x6 is, or who is the French prime minister...

"Anyone who refuses to co-operate could be charged with obstructing the police and fined up to £5,000, according to the Sunday Times."

It's also interesting that "Muslim" appears in the article 8 times... To be honest, I had imagined the police stopping and quizzing groups of neds on street corners who would reply "That's so harassment!" in their best Vicky Pollard voice... Interesting that the BBC would labour the point about Muslims, when I think more people are worried about gangs of youths on street corners.

There is a passing mention that the government should consider suspending part of the ECHR to allow it more leeway with people it doesn't like.

Perhaps this scheme should be called "Stop and go fuck yourself".


Anonymous said...

God damn those youths, coming to our country, stealing our jobs.

Anonymous said...

P checking in NI wa at first thought to have an end result like this, but it didn't, the reason was because we had the info on everyone already and could call up a liar immediately.

Now what happens when someone refuses to co-operate? What happens when they come across the millions who can't speak fucking English? What happens when some fucker cries racist and tries to sue?

The coppers think this is ill thought out, if any at all, but hey this is Labour land where the party knows everything isn't it?