Entry to one’s home

This should be restricted and only permitted with a court order. Over the last 13 years, the number of organisations who can gain entry without permission from the owner has risen from 1 to over 10.

Why is this idea important?

This should be restricted and only permitted with a court order. Over the last 13 years, the number of organisations who can gain entry without permission from the owner has risen from 1 to over 10.

Abolish the law of universal juridiction

Currently we have a ridiculous situation whereby the law allows anyone to obtain an arrest warrant, from a local magistrate, against a visiting foreign politician or dignitary for an alleged war crime committed anywhere in the world. While this in itself is not illogical, the system has been and is clearly being abused by those with a political agenda against certain groups. It subverts the capacity of the British government to conduct foreign policy by placing all foreigners at the mercy of political activists.

While it is important to prosecute war crimes wherever they occur, such a decision is significant enough that it should only be made by the Attorney General, and not on the whim of a local magistrate court.

Why is this idea important?

Currently we have a ridiculous situation whereby the law allows anyone to obtain an arrest warrant, from a local magistrate, against a visiting foreign politician or dignitary for an alleged war crime committed anywhere in the world. While this in itself is not illogical, the system has been and is clearly being abused by those with a political agenda against certain groups. It subverts the capacity of the British government to conduct foreign policy by placing all foreigners at the mercy of political activists.

While it is important to prosecute war crimes wherever they occur, such a decision is significant enough that it should only be made by the Attorney General, and not on the whim of a local magistrate court.

No right of local authorities to enter homes without consent.

I understand that local authorities and utility employees have, under certain circumstances, the right to enter private homes without the consent of the owner.  One such scenario is in order to inspect alterations or improvements which the householder has made to the property before revaluation and rebanding for rating purposes.  This is an outrageous infringement of individual civil liberty.  Except where a criminal offence has been committed or an emergency (like a fire or burst water pipe) occurs, local authority officials and public utility employees should have no right enter a property without the consent of the owner.

Why is this idea important?

I understand that local authorities and utility employees have, under certain circumstances, the right to enter private homes without the consent of the owner.  One such scenario is in order to inspect alterations or improvements which the householder has made to the property before revaluation and rebanding for rating purposes.  This is an outrageous infringement of individual civil liberty.  Except where a criminal offence has been committed or an emergency (like a fire or burst water pipe) occurs, local authority officials and public utility employees should have no right enter a property without the consent of the owner.

Right to enter your Property

The only people who should have a right to enter your Property without permission are the emergency services and that only in an emergency unless there is a court warrant.

Anyone else should have no rights unless with a court warrant, and courts should not issue warrants for nosy LA's etc.

Some leniency should be allowed for child protection services

 

Why is this idea important?

The only people who should have a right to enter your Property without permission are the emergency services and that only in an emergency unless there is a court warrant.

Anyone else should have no rights unless with a court warrant, and courts should not issue warrants for nosy LA's etc.

Some leniency should be allowed for child protection services

 

RIPA – require a warrant for major stuff, and relax control for minor

Require a warrant from a Judge for invasive surveillance – telephone interception, e-mail interception, bugs etc.

 

Relax the RIPA controls on overt and relatively un-intrusive surveillence.

Why is this idea important?

Require a warrant from a Judge for invasive surveillance – telephone interception, e-mail interception, bugs etc.

 

Relax the RIPA controls on overt and relatively un-intrusive surveillence.

Arrange to get rid of officials’ rights to enter your home without a warrant

It used to be said an Englishman's home was his castle – nomore! In recent years new laws supposedly to counteract terrorism have been introduced allowing literally hundreds of petty officials to enter your home with no recourse to stop it. Let's get rid of all those laws which give officials the right to enter your home. Of course there are times when it would be proper to carry out searches when investigating criminal acts in which case a warrant from a judge should be obtained beforehand.

Why is this idea important?

It used to be said an Englishman's home was his castle – nomore! In recent years new laws supposedly to counteract terrorism have been introduced allowing literally hundreds of petty officials to enter your home with no recourse to stop it. Let's get rid of all those laws which give officials the right to enter your home. Of course there are times when it would be proper to carry out searches when investigating criminal acts in which case a warrant from a judge should be obtained beforehand.

The IVth Amendment

Most people think that the police need a Warrant from a Magistrate in order to search your home. Not so: the police routinely circumvent the watchful eye of a Magistrate by simply arresting you .it can be on the flimsiest of reasons, but once you are arrested, the Law allows them to immediately ransack your home in the certain knowledge that an Inspector back at the cop-shop will routinely give retroactive authority for this outrage.No magistrate needed.When they can't find any evidence to justify having terrified your wife and children, the Law allows them to conduct a "fishing expedition" in order to find –  just something – on a completely unrelated matter, so that they can claim justification for having carried out this "legalised burglary".And so they have ransacked your home on a completely false pretext and now have possession of ,say your mortgage application, which they should never have been in your home in the first place in order to steal.

Why is this idea important?

Most people think that the police need a Warrant from a Magistrate in order to search your home. Not so: the police routinely circumvent the watchful eye of a Magistrate by simply arresting you .it can be on the flimsiest of reasons, but once you are arrested, the Law allows them to immediately ransack your home in the certain knowledge that an Inspector back at the cop-shop will routinely give retroactive authority for this outrage.No magistrate needed.When they can't find any evidence to justify having terrified your wife and children, the Law allows them to conduct a "fishing expedition" in order to find –  just something – on a completely unrelated matter, so that they can claim justification for having carried out this "legalised burglary".And so they have ransacked your home on a completely false pretext and now have possession of ,say your mortgage application, which they should never have been in your home in the first place in order to steal.