Civil Libertes are not something separate to tax enforcement. You can now invade our homes and take what you like anytime you feel like it; if we are stupid enough to try to run a business or pay rates. The legal system, flawed as it is, is expediently dispensed with. So – as with the dunking stool – we get to pay for our own harrassment and possible demise. I've seen a raid close up and the Police used it as an exercise to vent their frustration. The raid became a way for them to administer summary, unmoderated and – in this instance – wholly unjustified punishment. Irrespective of how well or otherwise the process is administered and enforced how can you as a coalition claim to be restoring civil liberties when it was you who have added to their erosion at such a fundamental level by widening powers of home entry to include any business operating from home? That's just cynical hypocracy.

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You're acting in total opposition to your stated aims. I for one do not have the perfect faith in your enforcement systems that you appear to, and the principle of extra-legislative punishments being avoided unless palpably essential seems to have escaped you. Adding one more – the total disruption of someone's sacrosanct living space on yet another official's ill-judged whim is yet one more reason to avoid any involvement with the unpleasant apsects of earning a living through a regulated system. The whole reason people become self-employed is to avoid idiotic and heavy handed systems of authority – but here you go again. Sod that.

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