More midwinter madness from our government

More midwinter madness from our government

Sunday Times

21 December 2008

Bailiffs get power to use force on debtors

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

“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.”

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