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New Labour racism: £900 fine on foreign drivers

I can just hear the New Labour fascists chanting "There ain't no black in the Union Jack" from here.

Forget all the nasty tales of the BNP, the real Nazi party is New Labour. 

Now this is a nice little money earner for the fascist state:
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.

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.
So they have to stump up £900 quid as a "deposit" which remains in the hands of the state until such time as they can prove they are innocent in a court of law. Oh plus a clamping fee of £80, lest we forget that one. So £980 at the start, plus if they lose they lose the car and most likely incur court costs as well.

Then they have to travel back here to the UK to fight the case as well. I see a lot of revenue being generated by this one. 

Then we have the shit about proving they have a valid ID, you just know that scribbler for The Sun and director of a company touting for business off of ID cards David Blunkett is going to be creaming his pants at this one faster than a hand job from Kimberly Quinn or the nanny.

Watch out for expense fiddler and police escorted kebab muncher, our dim witted and slack jawed yokel of a Home (economics) Sec. Jacqui Smith go on about how ID cards will be the perfect solution.

Can we start getting New Labour to do the gallows dance yet?... 

Update - if there was any reason to oppose this law then the fact that barking mad police chief constable Richard Brunstrom, muzzler of policedogs, druid and user of dead photos is in favour of it:
Richard Brunstrom, chief constable of North Wales and national police spokesman on traffic enforcement, welcomed the change. He said: “This will enable the police to enforce the law fairly and consistently, regardless of where drivers are from.”
I have covered the Druid Brunstrom here, and here, an here, an here, plus this, and lastly here.
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4 people have spoken:

Oldrightie said...

regardless of where drivers are from.”

Yeh, any part of the Uk and if they could be Tories.

JPT said...

I've always said that 'the left are the new right' if you get what I mean.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

How will they apply this to Pikeys who, it seems, can give a Care Of address on their driving license to cater for their lifestyle choice ?

As you suggest, this is just a tacky way to make ID cards look attractive.

Anonymous said...

what is proposed is only what has been going on on the continent for years.Drive off the ferry in a truck and you must purhase a road tax permit. If you don't and are stopped the fine is payable immediately, they will take you to the nearest ATM or prison.
No driving HGV's after 10am Saturday until 6.00pm Sunday.
They should charge foreign HGV'S for british roads too.