I've said it before and I'll say it again - the police, aided and abetted by Zanu Labour, are not interested in democracy and free speech.
They don't want people to speak up and defend their rights (try contesting a wrongly issued parking or speeding ticket and fell the full force of this depravity).
So it's hats off to BBC's Panorama programme for their sterling effort: What Ever Happened to People Power?
Mainly because it used professional, older people to illustrate a point.
It's not young radicals that the police are targeting. It's ordinary law-abiding, hard working people who they can't stand.
They invent reasons to stop and harrass people, keep evidence they shouldn't even have, prevent people from protesting (because that's like soooo dangerous) and enforce a blanket 'everyone is guilty until we say otherwise approach'.
Here at MAD we have been trying to point out that the Police's approach to combatting 'speeding' has worsened the public-police relationship.
From the Panorama programme (watch it here) the police really are their own worst enemies.
I fear though that the damage is done. The police won't give their (mainly illegal) powers no matter who is in charge.
Welcome to Police State Britain! (Good work Blair and Brown, by the way, This should go on your tombstone along with the illegal wars, super high taxation, unlimited immigration......)
The Motorists Friend