|As the conditioning continues that aims to turn us all
into compliant slaves of the system, the taxman has been
given the power to turn up at business premises unannounced
to demand to look through the accounts. People who work
from home will also face the possibility of being raided.
This article in the Daily
"At present, a tax inspector has to provide strong
evidence of criminal activity and persuade a judge or
magistrate to issue a search warrant.
But, under the new rules, they will not need a search
warrant - or any evidence of criminal activity."
We learn that, "The taxpayer can refuse to let
the tax inspector enter his office, or home, but could
face a stiff penalty for doing so."
If someone is suspected of cooking the books then of
course they should be investigated, but only within
a proper legal framework.
Guilty till proven innocent
This seems to becoming more prevalent in society. We
read reports of young troublemakers being reprimanded
by responsible members of the public, but the youngsters
make up stories of having been physically challenged
and the person who intervened gets locked in a cell
until the situation is clarified.
Last month I moved into my new home and a few days
later received a welcoming letter from TV Licensing.
The bold lettering at the top reads,
"Important: Please respond to this letter by 26th
February to avoid your details being passed on to our
Enforcement Division for investigation."
Do you see the type of language these people use nowadays
to try and scare us? "Enforcement Division"
conjures up images of real trouble ahead, perhaps people
with vivid imaginations envisage squad cars screeching
up onto the pavement outside their house. Even if you
have already bought a new licence, or do not watch television,
you still get the threat.
I telephoned the number on the letter, firstly to thank
them for their nice welcome to my new home and then
I explained that I only watch DVDs on my television
and so do not require a licence. (I cancelled my licence
in 2005. The blasphemous Jerry Springer, the Opera was
the last straw, so I refused to provide for the BBC
The lady I spoke to said that was OK and that she would
schedule a visit for somebody to call round to my house
and check. I told her that was not acceptable so she
made a note of my comment. I asked her for the name
of the CEO or managing director so I could complain,
but she was working at a call centre and did not know
this most basic information.
We may soon be facing the prospect of Council employees
or 'authorities' as they sometimes like to call themselves
(again, important use of language to make us feel insignificant
and therefore compliant). They may want to check that
we are using energy-saving light bulbs or the state
of repair of our homes so that they can charge us more
The possibilities are becoming endless for snooping
'authorities' to try and enter our homes and businesses
without a legally obtained search warrant and without
due cause for entering.
If you've got nothing to hide, you don't need to worry.
That's what I used to think as well and it might even
have been true at one time. I pay my taxes and I do
not watch broadcast television, so I have nothing to
hide, but I do not want people turning up at my door
demanding that they have the 'authority' to enter my
When all these government departments start setting
themselves up as 'authorities' demanding instant admittance
to your home or business, then it is time to worry.