Open your door to 20k nobodies – it’s the law
WHO’s allowed to enter your home without asking first?
In our house, that would be the missus, the kids and me and – with prior notice – the landlord.
If a crime was to have been committed or suspected, or someone was feared injured or in danger, we can add the cops and paramedics along with firefighters to that list, but that’s it, right? Wrong. It turns out there are nearly 20,000 utter nobodies employed around the country at our expense with “powers of entry” to our homes.
And they can choose from an eye-watering 912 different reasons to invade our privacy.
Theoretically, these no-marks can march into your home uninvited if they suspect you have infected plant pots.
Equally, don’t allow yourself to fall into an accidental trance while watching Songs of Praise as they might think you’re being hypnotised – and they can barge in if they suspect that, too.
At the last count there were 19,375 “officials” up and down Britain with the power of entry to your home. That’s an average of 45 snoopers per local council – where, as sure as night follows day, these A MUSICAL about the dying days of the north east ship building industry is being pulled from the stage after just three months.
Ex-Police frontman Sting ( penned the thing, and then for reasons unknown to the rest of us decided it should be performed in that well known hotbed of former Geordie shipbuilders in, er, New York. Because Broadway and Wallsend have so much in common, of course. people are mostly employed. That’s right, the organisations increasingly incapable of keeping our libraries open, arranging meals on wheels for the elderly or supporting special schools for desperately ill kids – some of the main reasons councils exist in the Back to fiddling with your lute on a field of barley, fella SCOTTISH Power customer? first place – are nonetheless handed the power to meddle in your place of refuge. How reassuring, eh? Us mere taxpayers are expected to keep tugging on our forelocks whenever the self-styled “rulers” of a local corpy – who are in fact supposed to be “servants” – feel like interfering in things of which they should have NO concern.
No matter that it’s your council tax that goes up every year while services are cut, there’s always money to splash out on the town hall Thought Police.
Britain needs far fewer prodnoses, not more.
But Town Hall turkeys will NEVER vote for Christmas.