Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bailiffs get power to use force on debtors

The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.

Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.

The government, which wants to crack down on people who evade debts, says the new powers would be overseen by a robust industry watchdog. However, the laws are being criticised as the latest erosion of the rights of the householder in his own home.

“These laws strip away tried and tested protections that make a person’s home his castle, and which have stood for centuries,” said Paul Nicolson, chairman of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, a London-based welfare charity. “They could clearly lead to violent confrontations and undermine fundamental liberties.”

Bailiffs have for hundreds of years been denied powers to break into homes for civil debt or to use force against debtors, except in self-defence.

In a famous declaration, William Pitt the Elder, the 18th-century prime minister, said: “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown.”

Ministers have now proposed bailiffs be given powers to physically remove debtors who try to defend their property, for example by draping themselves over a car or blocking the door of their home. Lord Bach, a junior justice minister, has assured the House of Lords that any new powers will be implemented only after a consultation and will not be used to search debtors’ pockets or to remove jewellery.

It emerged last week that Her Majesty’s Courts Service has already handed out guidance to privately employed bailiffs, pointing out that under legislation passed in 2004 they can already break down doors as a last resort to collect court fines.

Some restraint should be exercised, according to the “search and entry powers” guidelines. “If a person locks himself in their home, it might be reasonable to break open the door, but probably not to smash a hole in the wall,” it advises.

Details of the new guidelines were obtained under freedom of information laws. They say homes should not be broken into when nobody is in. Reasonable grounds for breaking down the door include the “movement of a curtain”, a radio being heard or a figure being spotted inside which “may be the offender”.

It is claimed these powers are already abused. In one case, an 89-year-old grandmother returned home to find a bailiff sitting in her chair having drawn up a list of her possessions. He was pursuing a parking fine owed by her son, who did not even live at the address.

NWN: A legalisation of 'bully boys' if ever I saw one. Disgraceful !


Anonymous said...

Time for the citizens to arm themselves

Anonymous said...

If a Bailiff laid a hand on me I'd shoot the cunt. Bailiffs are lower than scum. They do the bidding of legalised loan sharks.

Anonymous said...

"Time for the citizens to arm themselves"

Here Here!

If they can give it, its time they took it, the bastards better get an Army because this will be war.

Anonymous said...

The Best mohammed T-shirt is from Sweden.
Watch and read the info at,
Read in English.

Anonymous said...

The Jews have lost a lot of money and they now want to change the law to ensure they get it back. They should ask Madoff for some, scumbags.

I hope we get a hot summer because this will be one to remember if people start to take to the streets.

Anonymous said...

Police powers are being given to everyone and anyone. Even the fooking traffic wardens now have the powers of arrest! I reckon the state knows what's coming.

Anonymous said...

If they can give it, its time they took it, the bastards better get an Army because this will be war.

24 December 2008 10:54

To true

Anonymous said...

Some interesting links which dovetail with this report.

I know the first link is a socialist website - apologies for that, but it is interesting.

Anonymous said...

Some interesting links which dovetail with this report.

I know the first link is a socialist website - apologies for that, but it is interesting.

24 December 2008 13:35

Very interesting articles anon. A pity they didn't point out that all the surnames and companies involved are controlled and run by Jews, but I can forgive them that, particularly as they now appear wide awake to the fact that the Labour Party is a GENUINE fascist regime, and that the other parties are only to willing to follow suit.

When the Gulags in Britain are complete and filled with the undesirables from the entire political spectrum, I imagine one thing that will eventually unite them. The freedom of man above all else.

E. N. Ronn said...

Hm, this issue is more complicated that some on this forum suggest. If you have ever tried enforcing a judgment against an evasive debtor, you will know how difficult that can be. What is interesting is the timing. At present, ordinary, decent people are getting into financial difficulties. Now is not obviously the time to toughen up the law.

Anonymous said...

A French charity is helping UK-bound migrants set up an illegal camp
next to the ferry port at Dunkirk.

Workers are providing wooden boxes, tools and plastic sheets, as well
as hot meals.

It comes as hundreds of migrants flood into the port following a
crackdown on illegal settlements in nearby Calais.

Bound for Britain: Migrants eat some food near their camp in Dunkirk
where a French charity is helping them
The would-be migrants, claiming to be Afghans, Iraqis and Eritreans,
have set up camp on dunes known as Loon-Plage, a few hundred yards
from the port, where there are ferries to Dover.

Every night they try to board the boats, or smuggle themselves into

The Salam Association had defied local authorities by providing
shelter and food for the men.

A spokesman for the Salam Association charity said: 'We are doing all
we can to help them on their journey to Britain. We are here for
humanitarian reasons, and are trying to prevent these men being

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, ya miserable bugger!

Red Squirrel said...

Gleðileg jól Frá Rauður Íkorni , hver er ekki a Kommúnisti , ólíkt þú. Ho Ho Ho!

Anonymous said...

Non-violent formula for controlling the Jews
Mullins' NEW HISTORY of the JEWS
By Eustace Mullins

In all of recorded history, there was only one civilization which the Jews could not destroy. Because of this, they have given it the silent treatment. Few American college graduates with a Ph.D. degree could tell you what the Byzantine Empire was.

It was the Empire of East Rome, set up by Roman leaders after the Jews had destroyed Rome. This empire functioned in Constantinople for twelve hundred years, the longest duration of any empire in the history of the world.

Throughout the history of Byzantium, as it was known, by imperial edict, no Jew was allowed to hold any post in the Empire, nor was he allowed to educate the young. The Byzantine Empire finally fell to the Turks after twelve centuries of prosperity, and the Jews have attempted to wipe out all traces of its history.

Yet its edicts against the Jews were not cruel; in fact, the Jews lived unmolested and prosperously in the empire throughout its history, but here alone the vicious cycle of host and parasite did not take place.

It was a Christian civilization, and the Jews were not able to exercise any influence. Nor did the Orthodox priests bewilder their congregations with any vicious lies about Christ being a Jew.

No wonder the Jews want to eradicate the memory of such a culture.

It was Ezra Pound who launched upon a study of Byzantine civilization, and who reminded the world of this happily non-Jewish land.

From the Byzantines, Pound derived his no-violent formula for controlling the Jews.

"The answer to the Jewish problem is simple," he said.

"Keep them out of banking, out of education, out of government."

And this is how simple it is.

There is no need to kill the Jews. In fact, every pogrom in history has played into their hands, and has in many instances been cleverly instigated by them.

Get the Jews out of banking and they cannot control the economic life of the community.

Get the Jews out of education and they can not pervert the minds of the young to their subversive doctrines.

Get the Jews out of government and they cannot betray the nation.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Illuminati The Cult that Hijacked the World"pp.166-168
By Henry Makow

Jewish power brokers use victim status to manipulate Jews and extract their donations. Victim hood turns some Jews into moral zombies.

For most of my life,
I didn't consider the right of Palestinians to their homeland.

"We suffered, we deserve a homeland," the logic went.

The holocaust also serves their New World Order agenda.
It is a constant reminder of the pitfalls of nationalism or racial consciousness, two things the financial elite is trying to bury for everyone in the West(∞) but Jews.

Anonymous said...

dizzyfatplonka said...
"Time for the citizens to arm themselves"

FYC said, I dont need arms im tough as nails .

Anonymous said...

Very alarming given that most firms of bailiffs are crooked. They often commit theft by taking stuff that they know they have no right to take. The Police have always loathed bailiffs, and with good reason. Legalised thieves.

John Hutchyns Tyndall   14 July 1934 – 19 July 2005 The above picture was taken just prior to  concerted vicious left wing attacks ...