UK rights of the individual

Hi Grit,

Your post regarding the Fat dog brought to mind the ways in which the rights of the individual in the UK are being eroded at an every increasing rate. It now seems that not only is an Englishman’s house no longer his castle, but what they do in it and with their family and pets is coming under increasing attack. Whilst I would be the first to attack cruelty to animals, I would have thought that a) this situation could have been dealt with in a more sympathetic manner. If the couple were overfeeding the dog it shows how much they love it. However, as I said this case is not isolated.

1) Smoking in your own home is coming under potential legal attack because the fumes might escape into a neighbours house and contaminate their air. I am no scientist, but is it possible for odourous fumes to travel through brick, plaster and paint or wallpaper?

2) Parent inspectors. Parents are no longer trusted to bring up their children, so the government have introduced a system whereby they can send inspectors to evaluate the position and potentially take over.

3) Cameras follow us everywhere we go, on the roads, in many of our gardens, especially in built up areas, and in our cars.

4) The police have thermal imagine equipment that can effectively see through walls. At least they can identify human shapes and their actions by heat source. The mind boggles.

Am I being skeptical or is this all a ploy by the therapy professions to increase the client base, because at the rate things are going, the numbers of citizens who need therapy as a result of all these intrusions will see a dramatic rise.

the Brit

6 Responses to “UK rights of the individual”

  1. Lord Crimson Says:

    Greetings from the Realm

    The way you describe the UK sounds disturbingly similar to the old Soviet Union. You would think that with all the examples history has to offer of how not to run a country, leaders would know better. As you say, the mind boggles.

    Lord Crimson

  2. britandgrit Says:

    Hi LC

    In a recent survey we were found to be the most “watch” nation in Europe by a large margin. It seems that almost every day a minister is coming up with some crazy “interfere” with our freedom rule or legislation.

    the Brit

  3. Jayne Scott Says:

    Maybe if ‘johnny public’ stood up and said enough, the government would have to take note? It’s becomming rediculous!

    Why do you all put up with it?

    Jayne πŸ™‚

  4. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Jayne,

    The problem is that with the changing complexion of our population, most people don’t understand what is going on.

    The brit πŸ™‚

  5. britandgrit Says:

    It might also be because y’all can’t own guns πŸ˜‰

    the Grit

  6. Florian Says:

    I found your blog via google by accident and have to admit that youve a really interesting blog πŸ™‚
    Just saved your feed in my reader, have a nice day πŸ™‚

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