Friday, July 14, 2006

The rise, and rise of 'green' authoritarianism

Donna Challice (pictured left), a single mother of three children from Exeter, has become the first person to be charged and prosecuted for alledgely failing to recycle her household waste properly. Exeter city council have accussed Challice of putting improper waste, like food into her 'green' recycling bin, kindly provided by the new green authoritarians, Exeter city council.

However, the council did not have any evidence whatsoever that Challice had contaminated the recycling bin. Indeed, the miserabalist Mike Trim, who is the recycling officer for the council tried to argue that it 'will be hard to bring cases like this if there has to be direct evidence of an individual contaminating a recycling bin'. Stupid me, thinking that you need 'direct evidence' before you can prosecute someone for a crime. Fortunately, for Challice, the local magistrates decided to throw the councils case out of court because... you guessed it, 'there was insufficient evidence to convict' Challice.

I suppose now we can expect council jobsworth like Mike Trim, to be hiding in bushes near you soon, armed with a pair of binoculars, a dictaphone and a camera with a zoom lens, at the ready to get his 'direct evidence', and woe betide any man, woman or child that has the termerity to flout the city council's ribbish, draconian 'green' recycling policies.

Picture: The Times (London). 2006

3 Comments:

At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Lucyp said...

Stupid me, thinking that you need 'direct evidence' before you can prosecute someone for a crime.
Essex Council twinned with Guantanamo Bay now is it?

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Courtney Hamilton said...

Well... I wouldn't go that far - but, overzealous 'green' council's are slowly, but surely moving in that general direction.

Best wishes.

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

The English Green Movement

Green Fascist:

mostly white
keep england clean (of dirt and foreigners)
hate relgion
hate families with more than 1 child
technology phobia
Get on a bike or walk even at minus 10
and so on

I only agree on animal protection (you guessed) and a general effort to think for peace (but mostly white English are thinking...)

take it from a 1/2 year long ex member who resigned in outrage on lack of diversity of people and opinion (I though the were more like the German Greens - how wrong I was)

 

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