Sunday, December 21st, 2008
Welcome to the 13th century – what’s next, debtor’s prisons? Now that the economy has been blown out, the vultures are circling the herd.
Jon Ungoed-Thomas, The Times UK
December 21, 2008
The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.
Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.