Seizing children’s mobile phones and bicycles could deter them from getting into trouble, according to Chris Grayling, the Shadow Home Secretary.
Is there something in the water in Westminster? Something that turns those who imbibe it stark staring mad?
“I’d like to see police given the power to confiscate, temporarily, a young troublemaker’s mobile phone,removing their SIM card, with all their mobile numbers and text messages on it, for a fortnight or a month. Not permanently, but long enough to make a point.”
Does the Conservative Party no longer stand for the sanctity of private property?
Listen Grayling, just a few words of advice before you are justly returned to your no doubt profitable and enjoyable career of weasel felching*. Mobile telephones, SIM cards, bicycles, they are private property. They are not loans from the State, they are not privileges which can be withdrawn at the say so of some plastic plod. They are the property of those who have paid their money for them and they cannot be deprived of them without the due process of law. And no, due process does not include \”He\’s a bad \’un, I\’m taking it\”.
This sort of authoritarian shite just isn\’t British you know. We do not hold our property at the tolerance of the police force and the suggestion that we should, would, in a just world, see you hanging from Traitor\’s Gate by piano wire.
* Spelling corrected on the advice of Mr. Dale who apparently knows about such things…..