Friday, 6 March 2009

Jacqboot has another great idea ...

Need to justify an ID card, but the usual bollocks isn't working? How about this then:

Foreign drivers will have to pay on-the-spot fines of up to £900 for flouting traffic laws under new legislation to be introduced next month.

If they do not have enough cash or a working credit card their vehicles will be clamped until they pay — and they will face an additional £80 release fee.

The law will also apply to British residents who cannot prove at the roadside that they have a valid address in Britain.


But I don't hear the "bloody immigrant" dogwhistle!

The fines will be described officially as “deposits” when introduced on April 1 because the money would be refunded if the driver went to court and was found not guilty. In practice, very few foreign drivers are likely to return to Britain to contest their cases.

Foreign drivers are rarely prosecuted because police cannot take action against them if they fail to respond to a summons. Instead, officers often merely give verbal warnings.

Three million foreign-registered vehicles enter Britain each year. Polish vehicles account for 36 per cent, French vehicles for 10 per cent and German vehicles for 9 per cent.


Ah! There it is!

And still you have the Labour Party banging on about the BNP being "racist". Dare I use the words "pot", "kettle" and, er, "black"?

8 comments:

Roger Thornhill said...

BOOTSTRAP ALERT.

This IS a way to gain ID cards by the back door.

Note this:

"The law will also apply to British residents who cannot prove at the roadside that they have a valid address in Britain."


Ergo, job 1 would be to have to prove we were a British Citizen AND prove our residency to avoid pre-emptive fines - guilty until innocent.

This will crank up the inconvenience factor of not having ID on you at all times.

Next, one will have to prove you own the mobile phone you carry. Who goes out without one?

Nick M said...

Nah, Labour aren't racist. Like the BNP they hate everyone equally.

Bristol Dave said...

"The law will also apply to British residents who cannot prove at the roadside that they have a valid address in Britain."

I carry my driving license on me. Fuck am I carrying an ID card as well.

John Pickworth said...

The government then plans to make the cards available to ordinary citizens in the Manchester area, as part of a "beacon" project.

Beacon project? Ermmm, maybe I'm misunderstanding the 'initiative' but do they intend the good citizens of Manchester to organise some mass burning of their cards on some wind-swept northern hilltop?

Gendeau said...

I was advised not to show my driver's license when stopped as it is seen as an admission of guilt. Showing the same document at a police station later is just complying with a legal request.

Who told me? bloke down the pub, erm on the intertwat, can't remember...but I'm sure he was a diamond geezer what wouldn't lie or nuffin'

John Pickworth said...


Gendeau said...


"I was advised not to show my driver's license when stopped..."

Section 165A of the Road Traffic Act allows a Constable in uniform the power to seize uninsured motor vehicles and vehicles driven without a licence provided certain conditions are satisfied:

Essentially, if the driver fails to
produce the evidence required, AND the officer reasonably suspects that the motor vehicle is uninsured, or that the driver does not hold the correct classification of driving licence, the vehicle may be seized.

Beware. Many forces are actively encouraging their officers to seize when there's doubt, so don't give them the excuse.

Mitch said...

A workmate tried to buy a catapult from a fishing tackle shop a couple of days ago and was asked to prove he was over 18.
The man is 64 fukin years old.
He left the shop without the item swearing never to return.

Gen d'Eau said...

Thanks for the info John