Only a fool would deny that the UK is deteriorating rapidly. All social and economic indicators – those which aren’t fiddled or suppressed – clearly reveal the truth: Britain is trapped in a serious, chronic crisis from which there is no escape (other than by a miracle). It’s concerning that so few of the British general public have grasped what is coming in the next few years. This widespread ignorance is caused by Government propaganda aided by a largely supine mainstream media – allied to the fact that large sections of the population are now so dumbed-down that they’ve lost the ability to think and discern for themselves, and perhaps don’t care that much about the future anyway, being lost in a haze of drugs, gambling, trivia TV, pornography, hopelessness and despair. The reason for the inevitable economic collapse of Britain is explained very well in this video; in a nutshell, Britain has a crippling level of national debt – which is growing all the time – and which cannot possibly be repaid. Britain’s de facto bankruptcy, yet to be underscored by the final and irredeemable collapse of the currency system, is part of the whole picture of national moral bankruptcy, cultural decline and social disintegration. Britain is on the brink of the abyss and informed people know what that means. Government planners know what it means. It means that when the banks go bust again (which they will, and no further ‘bail outs’ will be possible); when house prices plummet; when fuel, energy and food prices surge; when supermarket shelves are bare; when council tax doubles and triples; when income tax receipts fall as unemployment rockets; when pensions and savings disappear… there will be widespread civil disorder, rioting, looting and panic. The Government is planning for panic.
In preparing to restrain an increasingly angry, bewildered and panic-stricken public, the Government knows it needs the legislative tools in place to give the police and other civil authorities unprecedented, unlimited powers with which to control the public. Such powers are contained in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill currently proceeding through Parliament and on schedule to become statute law some time in spring next year. Of course the Government isn’t just going to come out and say it’s busily legislating for a Police State with the apparatus to repress its own citizens – but that’s what this new Crime and Policing Bill provides for. The Government isn’t just going to come out and say that it’s expecting fuel and food riots and the other manifestations of general panic as the economy collapses any time in the next few years – but informed people can see the writing on the wall. Sadly the mainstream media isn’t likely to report the impending doom scenario until it’s too late; the majority of the public will be unprepared and surprised by the speed and extent of the collapse when it comes, and the shock and devastation of it will cause many to panic. There’s only one way for civil government to cope with large numbers of panicking people, and that’s essentially to ‘stamp on them’ as hard as is necessary to maintain or regain control.
In brief, the Bill creates ‘IPNAs’ (Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance), ‘PSPOs’ (Public Space Protection Orders) as well as new general Dispersal Orders. What these new policing tools amount to is a general power for the police (and other civil authorities) to control and/or criminalise potentially any public activity, behaviour, speech or assembly if they decide it’s causing or might cause ‘nuisance’ or ‘annoyance’! If you think that such sweeping power in the hands of the police sounds rather extreme, you’d be right, and if you think I’m exaggerating as to the reality of the wide-ranging, unchecked power the police are soon to possess, I’m afraid I’m not. A quick googling session will bring up plenty of blogs and websites spelling out the detail of the Bill and the full horror of the implications for freedom of speech and assembly – and indeed the freedom to do anything or be anywhere in public if the police decide they don’t like the look of you. Be informed; get reading. There are online petitions against the Bill and there is still time to lobby MPs and Peers. Responsible citizens should do what they can now. An important House of Lords vote on IPNAs is scheduled for 8th January.