The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Searching Questions

Someone has apparently been telling Daveybloke's mad old cat lady a few stories about the misuse of police stop-and-search powers. Even after more than a decade of New Labour action on civil liberties, and three years of reform by Daveybloke and his cuddly chums, black people are still seven times more likely than whites to be stopped and searched. Accordingly, Daveybloke's mad old cat lady has launched a six-week consultation in order to find out whether this is a Bad Thing or not; particularly in light of the Government's continuing efforts to ensure that the only dusky types to get into the country from now on will be the nice ones. Daveybloke's mad old cat lady registered some concern at the fact that only a small percentage of searches lead to arrests, and hence to fodder for the Ministry of Profitable Incarceration; doubtless the representatives of the Metropolitan Firearms and Headbangers' Club will be happy to clarify what extra powers of arrest will be necessary to improve matters. Perhaps the occasional domestic drone strike might help.


  • At 9:41 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    Domestic drone strikes: it's only a matter of time. Ah, for the good old days when that would have been considered paranoia.

  • At 9:36 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    And we don't even have the constitutional right to lug bazookas around for self-defence.


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