March 16, 2005

Police Bill needs 'robust scrutiny'

Apparently the new Police bill creating the Serious and Organised Crime office needs some serious scrutiny, which it will of course not get, as it
"plans to remove the office of constable from officers transferring to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Hansard, January 11, cols 22-38). This would mean a loss of political independence and direct control of operational policing passing to the Home Secretary for the very first time."
Yet another step towards the creation of the police state that appears to be New Labours guiding principle. But there would be someone needed to enforce the Home Secretaries will to imprison people under house arrest, and since he has already bypassed the courts to lay down the judgements why not bypass the police as well to enforce them?


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