One has to question the mentality of a government that would allow a local authority bureaucrat the power to levy a fine, confiscate goods together with any vehicle that was carrying those goods, purely on the basis that the bureaucrat suspected that an offence had been committed, or might about to be committed - yet that is what the above Bill proposes.
In the words of Philip Davies (Conservative Shipley):
"It deals not only with a suspicion that an offence has been committed, but with a suspicion that an offence might be about to take place. A person could be suspected of being about to commit an offence that might take place. Furthermore, in addition to property being confiscated on that basis, the Bill would also confer a power to confiscate the vehicle in which the property was carried. The idea that central Government are bad and local government is good is surely wrong; the problem in both cases relates to the word "government". We should not allow any government, local or central, to have such draconian powers."
Just WTF is this 'government' doing? Just WTF do those MPs who voted for this Bill think they were doing?
Even more importantly, just WTF have the people of this country done to deserve the collection of shites that have managed to get the letters MP after their names?