Some travellers set up in the car park of a company and as is their wont, refused to move on when requested to do so. The owner of the factory then used a JCB to dig a huge trench around the car park as it was his property and block the travellers in. Despite protests by the travellers to the police to stop the JCB the police pointed out the guy wasn't breaking the law, the last traveller left the site bare minutes before the digger started on the last few feet of the trench... job done as it were.
A group of gypsies who were facing eviction from their illegal camp are claiming it would breach their childrens' human rights if they are forced to move on.So why didn't the council simply let them stay by barricading them in via a trench and earthen walls? Blocking their vehicles on the site and making their lives an utter misery by playing loud music 24/7 along with other non lethal methods of intimidation rather than paying £200,000 to lawyers who have failed (so far)
The 78 Irish travellers - who hail from just four families - were told to leave their camp in Hardhorn, Lancashire, by the Court of Appeal in October.
A four-year legal battle has already left taxpayers with an estimated legal bill of £200,000.
There's probably some provision in the HRA to prevent it I would guess, still, it does seem like a rather obvious solution to travellers simply not travelling, you get 24 hours to move on... or else.
Hell I'm sure the assorted bleeding hearts and other immature leftards could have come and stood in solidarity with the feckless law breakers, might have kept them occupied and not causing a nuisance in the real world.
Yes I'm sure a case could be made that there aren't enough proper sites available, however travellers behaviour and the effect they have on local communities more or less makes certain that any attempt to set them up grinds to a halt against local opposition. Travellers generally being about as welcome as a dose of bubonic plague.
Just another day and another abuse of the Human right Act...