Private Armies and Police Forces in Banana Republic Britain

by Stewart Cowan

Private Armies and Police Forces in Banana Republic Britain

The Atholl Highlanders is the only private army in the UK and apparently in Europe. The British Army, of course, has become a giant band of mercenaries. The private army of the globalists for reining in the Muslim world.

Because the real police spend so much time on paperwork and making sure they fulfil quotas by arresting people for petty offences, we’ve had these clown-like figures called PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) for a few years. In addition, some towns and cities now have their own “enforcement officers” (lovely police state title) provided by private security companies.

cigarette-butt-woman-rhylThis story from Rhyl is unsettling. Anna Taylor received a fixed-penalty notice for littering when two of these ‘officers’ claimed she threw away a cigarette end. But she claims to be a non-smoker.

This is crazy because these non-police can issue you with a fine for an alleged crime (no judge or jury) yet aren’t allowed to check for evidence at the scene.

These “enforcement officers” are employees of a private company called Kingdom Security Services, who also spy on people walking their dogs.

The dog poo warriors have cameras to record the action, so not sure why the dog end Gestapo don’t.

Looking down Kingdom’s long list of vacancies, I see that they pay their “enforcement officers” £6.97 per hour plus ‘Bonus’.

So Anna Taylor, the non-smoker who casually throws cigarette ends around her town, disputes the charge and walks to the police station “with the enforcement officers following behind” and lo and behold, the coppers also order her to sign the confession of guilt rather than give her a breath test which would prove her innocence. They told her that she could still appeal against it.

Next you know, they’ll be doing things like this for the backhanders like in other banana republics. Maybe that’s what the ‘bonuses’ are.

9 responses to “Private Armies and Police Forces in Banana Republic Britain

  1. Paul Marks

    The British Army is barely one hundred thousand strong now so it is hardly “giant” – as for being “mercenaries” they are rather badly paid for “mercenaries”.

    On policing – county police forces became compulsory in England and Wales in 1856, whatever Edwin Chadwick (a Benthamite who could be relied upon to write a report “proving” the state had to get involved in ……. well anything-everything really) may have said, I have seen no reliable evidence that there was chaos in the towns and villages of England and Wales before 1856.

    Fines ordered by a warden (or whatever) without a court.

    Agreed – it is a dubious practice.

  2. Paul Marks

    On private property (such as a shopping centre) the normal practice would be – “get out” (which would be fair enough) not “pay us money”.

    The “public” streets are a problem – as many libertarians have explained.

  3. Hugo Miller

    These penalties are not ‘fines’; they are ‘civil responsibilities’ according to some judge or other. That’s how they get around the awkward problem of the Bill of Rights (or was it Magna Carta?) which forbids the levy of fines without due process. Just call the ‘fines’ something else – problem solved!

  4. Now all they need do is find some weaselly euphemism for imprisonment.

  5. Julie near Chicago

    Hugo: “Just call the ‘fines’ something else….” Technique applied by Chief Justice Roberts to uphold Obamacare. Why not? Hey, everybody’s doing it!

    I don’t see why drag the Magna Carta or the Bill of Rights into it. They’re both old documents and naturally we moderns have different circumstances and problems that their authors could not possibly have foreseen.

    It would be nice if the people who disagree with this position were more full-throated about defending the documents on the grounds that the principles they stated address timeless problems fundamental to human nature and human social orders, so they are just as applicable as they ever were. That’s the chief point. To be followed by the fact that of course instances of the problems are often peculiar to the circumstances of the times, so the principles have to be applied recognized the current circumstances (which isn’t always easy).

  6. Paul Marks

    Hugo and Julie – ex Home Office Paul Marks will depress you further.

    Such things as the Bill of Rights (British) are just Acts of Parliament and are automatically trumped by any later Act of Parliament (or Statuary Instrument written by a Civil Servant under the pretended authority of some vague “enabling” Act of Parliament).

    It is true that there are some English court judgements that refer to “Constitutional” Acts of Parliament that have a special status (and are not automatically trumped by later Acts of Parliament).

    However, this only seems to apply to Statutes that give powers to the E.U. – not to silly things such as the Bill or Rights.

    There we are – I have given us all yet another reason to kill ourselves.

  7. Paul Marks

    As for “It is a tax” – well then why is it a Senate Bill when the Constitution says that Tax Bills must start in the House of Representatives?

    “Shut up” the courts will explain.

    Or “the Bill did start in the House – at least we are going to pretend it did, one with the same number anyway”.

    Since 1935 (the Court rulings allowing people to be robbed of their gold and contracts to be ripped up) there is no Constitution – just “policy”.

  8. Julie near Chicago

    Yup. “Shut up” is always a good explanation….

    Speaking of Enabling Acts, we have several up-and-coming young bureaucrats with experience in that area whom we would be glad to get rid of, er, I mean, send over to you folks to help you out if your own young (or old) whippersnappers are drawing up bills that are not up to snuff. If there are any.