In fact, it is the enemy, very much your enemy – it is a malign force for evil. This, via email.
The European Union is secretly developing a “remote stopping” device to be fitted to all cars that would allow the police to disable vehicles at the flick of a switch from a control room.
There was a time when the sheer audacity would have surprised me, but no longer. I have become inured to the daily assaults on our liberty by these vicious charlatans,
The plan, apparently, is that it would put an end to the current risks incurred during high-speed chases and using stingers to stop suspects who run and put others’ lives in danger. However, the solution proposed is so deeply authoritarian that it should have been rejected out of hand. But no, our masters in the EU will consider anything. There is no plan totalitarian enough for them to step back aghast, realising that maybe, just maybe, they are crossing a line. That is because they passed that line a long time ago. This is just another grab intended to steal yet more of our liberty to place us ever more under their iron fist.
These people are pure unadulterated evil. They are nothing more than criminal scum.
And, if this means I never buy a new vehicle again, so be it. I’ll buy old classics again. Because I will never, under any circumstance, ever, allow any form of remote control over any of my vehicles. Ever.
Statewatch, a watchdog monitoring police powers, state surveillance and civil liberties in the EU, have leaked the documents amid concerns the technology poses a serious threat to civil liberties
“We also need to know if there is any evidence that this is a widespread problem. Let’s have some evidence that this is a problem, and then let’s have some guidelines on how this would be used.”
Well, yes it’s a problem, but in no way does it justify every car being fitted with a stopping device.
The usual folk line up to condemn it and it is by their willingness to stand up and condemn the EU that they may be judged:
Douglas Carswell, the Conservative MP for Clacton, attacked the plan for threatening civil liberties and for bypassing the parliament.
“The price we pay for surrendering our democratic sovereignty is that we are governed by an unaccountable secretive clique,” he said.
Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, described the measure as “incredible” and a “draconian imposition”.
“It is appalling they are even thinking of it,” he said. “People must protest against this attack on their liberty and vote against an EU big Brother state during the Euro election in May.”
Can we leave yet?