Friday, January 3, 2014

So why not just send in the bulldozers?

There's a story doing the rounds which may be apocryphal but which strikes a chord with those of us who are utterly sick of Human Rights Act abuses...
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.
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.
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)
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...

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English Pensioner said...

We will be getting the Roma soon. They seem to prefer more upmarket locations such as Park Lane!

Andy said...

and its only then that the PTB will start to act, once the flood of the worlds trash starts to lap around the doorsteps of the wealthy that's when the official attitude to immigration will really start to harden, assuming open sectarian war on the streets hasn't already started by then.

Anonymous said...

Having had first hand knowledge of this scum, I just can't understand why local councils don't stand up to them, HR or not, if it was you or me our feet wouldn't touch the ground.
Bloody sick of all this, bring on the catgut and piano wire.

Anonymous said...

This story may be a 'Chinese whispers' version of the North West Surrey farmer who dug a drainage ditch around his field after a group of travellers moved onto it in the late 80's and refused to leave. The farmer explained that he was going to do some work on the field and suggested they move before they were inconvenienced. They refused. An 8ft wide ditch was dug across the entrance to the field and it was only when the travellers agreed to pay (in advance) for a further day's hire of the JCB was the ditch filled in. As they moved off the field, the local Police checked their vehicles and vans and discovered several to be stolen. Not a good day for the travellers on that occasion. Perhaps other's are discovering that there are ways of dealing with incidents like this.

Rickie said...

Sounds a good plan to me, dig a ditch to keep the caravans away and then fill it up with the Roma