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Government learns from Chinese over 2012 Olympics

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chines police in LondonMore civil liberties threatened under NuLabour regime

One would have thought that our government may have learned a thing or two when the Chinese bully boy police rampaged through London “protecting” the Olympic flame prior to the Beijing games, well you would be right. Brown’s government have learned new ways to remove civil liberties and allow more people to legally force entry into your home or property.

Clauses in the London Olympic Games and Games Act 2006. Section 19(4) could cover protest placards as it read: “The regulations may apply in respect of advertising of any kind including in particular – (a) advertising of a non-commercial nature, and (b) announcements or notices of any kind.”

Section 22 allows a “constable or enforcement officer” to “enter land or premises” where they believe such an advert is being shown or produced. It allows for materials to be destroyed, and for the use of “reasonable force”. The power to force entry requires a court warrant. Causing still further concern is a section granting the powers to an enforcement officer appointed by Olympic Delivery Authority.

Anita Coles, policy officer for Liberty, said: “This goes much further than protecting the Olympic logo for commercial use. Regulations could ban signs urging boycotts of sponsors with sweat shops. Then private contractors designated by the Olympic authority could enter homes and other premises in the vicinity, seizing or destroying private property.”

This is sheer madness, and it beggars belief that these clauses were not sufficiently challenged before the legislation was passed, but that is yet another sign of Gordon Brown’s modus operandi, reduce the amount of Parliamentary time available for debate and force the government’s management of it’s Bills through the House as quickly as possible. What a shambles Parliament is when the government cannot be properly held to account and what a poor bunch of legislators we have that allow such poor law to be written to the statute book!

Via Rossinisbird

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Written by curly

July 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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  1. That is quite scary, I must admit. There is far too much room for interpretation here.

    Letters From A Tory

    July 31, 2009 at 9:51 am

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