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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Jackboot Jacqui's barmy army and her policing policy.

It's official, we are now living in a Hitlerian, (not to say Orwellian,) nightmare! Not content having local councils recruit school children to inform on their parents, (Hitlerain) or have CCTV cameras watch our every move, (Orwellian,) Jackboot Jacqui Smith is now turning park wardens, dog wardens, car park attendants and shopping centre guards into snoopers with wide ranging powers! One of our (F2C's) eagle eyed net trawlers, Jenny Hunter, who is a regular at Freedom2Choose's North of England meetings,* found laws were being sneaked in by Herr (sic) Jacqui

Their powers include issuing £60 fines for truancy and dropping litter, and being able to demand a person's name and address on the street.

Under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, the number of civilians wearing a special badge, and a uniform approved by the local chief constable, has rocketed by almost 30 per cent in a year and there are now 1,406.

The civilians are known as Accredited Persons, but they have been nicknamed 'Jacqui Smith's Irregulars'. The only significant difference between them and PCSOs is that they do not have the power to detain a suspect. Instead, they have to summon police.

Councils and other public sector organisations must pay between £300 and £315 to be accredited to the scheme, and between £35 to £90 per employee.

Of course the Police Service just love Jacqui (Jackboot) Smith:

Police forces are struggling to find funds to maintain the current level of around 142,000 fully-trained officers, and efforts to recruit more PCSOs - nicknamed 'Blunkett's Bobbies' - have also stalled due to a lack of funds.

In 2005 and 2006, the number of civilians given powers under the scheme was static at 945. But they increased to 1,102 in 2007, before last year's big rise.

So much so that:

Simon Reed, vice chairman of the rank-and-file Police Federation, said the scheme was a 'con' on the public by giving the impression of more law enforcers on the street.

'The public are being hoodwinked if they think the streets are any safer, and they would be shocked if they knew what powers Accredited Persons are being given,' he said.

'It is policing on the cheap. These people are given cursory background checks and minimal training. We are concerned about some of the people who are slipping through the net.'

So, good people of Stalag UK, you see a man, woman or child in a nice, crisp new shiny uniform and wonder "where have I seen that face before?" It might just be your neighbour or their offspring!

*The Excutive of F2C have decided that there will be no reference on F2C's website about where, and when, local meetings take place. F2C North of England hold regular monthly meetings where many guest speakers have have attended. The North Of England meetings will continue as long as this draconian smoking ban is foisted on 12 million voters. Anyone intersted in our meetings, no matter your political persuation, contact me for details.


Alan Wallace Jury Team said...

PRESS RELEASE: 26th May 2009


Independents: the last guard against the destruction of civil liberties.

Alan Wallace, Jury Team candidate attacks proposed Community Action Accreditation Scheme

A new scheme announced today will result in the growth of an unregulated army of private security guards and town hall stasi who will be given police style powers by a new Home Office scheme. So says Jury Team candidate Alan Wallace from Larbert. Under the scheme dog and park wardens, car park attendants and shopping centre guards will receive powers to fine and take personal details after paying a small fee to the police and doing a limited amount of training.

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme will give thousands of council workers and private individuals the power to issue £60 fines for misdemeanours as wide ranging as littering, dog fouling and truancy, and in doing so these quasi officials will be able to demand a person's name and address on the street with little more identification than a special badge issued by the local police.

Jury Team candidate Alan Wallace said: “We are increasingly spied upon and dictated to by an oppressive state machine totally disconnected from reality. The vast, vast majority of people are decent and law-abiding. Perhaps the cameras and snoopers should be turned upon the politicians as they have shown a degree of criminality and dishonesty that has shocked the public.”

“It’s time to move away from being a people governed and become a government of people. This is why I am standing as an independent candidate on June 4th, together with 58 others under the Jury Team banner. ”


TheBigYin said...

Thank you Alan for your press release above.

Falkirk eh, I was brought up in Cumbernauld, where my mother and sister still live. Next time I'm up for a visit I'll nip through and maybe we'll have a pint, if there's any pubs left?

John H Baker

Anonymous said...

I hate that woman so much that I could personally torture her (it)
It is not a human being and surely must be one of the hated things in this country.
I an 'accredited person' came anywhere near me I would tell them to fuck off and maybe more.

Anonymous said...

Good job I don't have a name then. What happnes if you tell them to feck off? The don't have the powers of arrest so, I guess, one would get a £60 fine - which I would be more than happy to explain to one of the mono-brain celled individuals, is unlwaful I then would explain that by simply giving them the ticket back, settles the account (unless they can prove the contract I entered into and their loss). As a "person" does not have a name in law (we all have a name that we are know as), then refusing to give something that one does not have cannot be a crime and, if one maintains this stance, there is nothing they can do. Accredited persons - what a crock of shite - Hitler Youth more like.

TheBigYin said...

I'm sorry for the poor quality fo the photo editing but I was pushed for time and didn't quite get the Jacque tash right! Will try better next time.


Alan Wallace Jury Team said...

A pint sounds good BigYin. Pity we can't find a place where we can bloody smoke!

Anonymous said...

The photo editing is fine TBY - we all know what Jackboot Smith is about.

The people, at long last, appear to rising against this horrific regime of NuLab - about time too!

No wonder the tories are running around like headless chickens as well!

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