Rewriting of the rules of social acceptability   Leave a comment

This article was first published for the Free Society in September 2008.

Council officials are increasingly officious in restricting our freedoms. Most recently, the authorities in Telford, Shropshire, have given themselves the right to stop and question anybody seen walking alone in a park. The basis on which this has been justified? The fact that anyone taking a casual stroll may just pose a threat to vulnerable groups.

Upon being quizzed by a council official, citizens must provide a satisfactory response for their presence or risk being expelled from the park and reported to police.

The rest of this article can be found here: http://www.thefreesociety.org/Articles/Features/rewriting-of-the-rules-of-social-acceptability

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Freedom

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