Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Aufmerksamkeit! Pässe am bereiten zur Kontrolle.



Papiere gefallen.



It appears that Strathclyde's finest have decided to, or have been told to, check the passports of passengers arriving at Prestwick Airport.

Passengers on domestic flights, that is.

Just what business it is of the police to be checking passports is anyone's guess. Checking the passports of international passengers is the job of the UKBA.

So why are they checking passports and what happens to those who refuse to play their stupid game? It's not an offence to travel without a valid passport on a domestic flight.

In my opinion they powers that be are just testing our 'compliance threshold'. If the sheeple happily play along with this, what's next?

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16 comments:

Thomas Byrne said...

Or, as usual Alex Salmond being a dick, and trying to mark Scotland as 'separate'.

Dr Melvin T Gray said...

Ah disna lyke ti tell yeir owa tha web but Ah'l hae ye nae polis are bawheids, Rab.

Subtle ways make for seamless transitions. At some point, friendly Bobby was replaced by mobile Zapper with headcam rasping "Papieren bitte" from an electronic voicebox. Heil Hi....er

I'll hit the escape button now, Rab.

The Economic Voice said...

"In my opinion they powers that be are just testing our 'compliance threshold'. If the sheeple happily play along with this, what's next?".........Bloody good question and one which I find comes with a very scary answer....

The sheeple will accept anything.....simple as.

We are facing and Orwellian nightmare....and I don't think there is anything we can do about it.....other than complete civil unrest.....but that also plays into the hands of the powers that be and would be used as an excuse to execute further infringements into cvil liberties...

We are fucked.

Sam Duncan said...

Yep, got it in one, Rab. I bet the “authorities” are shaking their heads in disbelief at our capacity for putting up with their crap.

Dramfineday said...

and who could we ask why this is happening?

Dramfineday said...

and who could we ask why this is happening?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Dramfineday - enquiries are afoot...

http://tinyurl.com/ls367u

Faux Cu said...

Copy of summat I put on another Scottish Unofficial Blog

The Strathclyde Polis have always had a desk at Glasgow Airport for incoming flights from Belfast.

I remember a stooshie when two Ulstermen, who were going to the rugby international, were asked for their passports.

I know they were Polis in those days, five or six years ago, because despite their lack of uniform my inquisitor was a sergeant at Paisley nick and a mate.

Incidentally I always carry my Identity Card with me.

It was issued to me 8 days after my birth in Glasgow and is now no longer valid, it has no photo of me then or until 16, but it is the only fucking ID card I will ever carry.

AMW said...

Thomas Byrne said...
Or, as usual Alex Salmond being a dick, and trying to mark Scotland as 'separate'.
..........

And good on him, hail hail the Salmond..
...

Hey Rab, i think the police are only stopping people with string vests on, its summit to do with the new alcohol laws. :)

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Spook, you know the rules. No dissin the string vest!

AMW said...

Rab..

Ooops naughty me :)
......
Hey i hope you dinna mind, i coppied some of the links from your (Scotland) blog badge and (Topblogarea)widget.

Think they look good..

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Wire in, I think a hauf inched them masell...

subrosa said...

Wis it no a wee practice fur independence? Efter a' we'll need polis at wir airports wull we no'?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Aye, to stop us all leavin if fat eck gets his wish!

:o)

Dark Lochnagar said...

It makes you even consider getting on a Ryanair return flight just to argue with the Bastards.

scunnert said...

These powers will be extended to all internal modes of transport - they will be following your every move. This has nothing to do with Salmond - this has MI5 and Whitehall 1212 written all over it.

Where have you guys been?

"Now passengers need ID to travel within Britain

18 November 2007

Source: Thisislondon.co.uk

Passengers on domestic flights and ferries between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland will be required to carry identity papers for the first time from next year.

The move will effectively establish a highly controversial internal border within the UK and could pave the way for identity checks on all domestic flights and ferries in Britain.

Once operational, the system will allow the police to build up a complete picture of passenger movements between Ulster and the mainland.

And it will enable them to carry out background checks to identify suspected criminals and potential terrorists.

The move comes as police and security services are pushing for wider access to information on passenger movements within Britain, whether by air, sea or national rail and coach networks."

http://tinyurl.com/mg72mq

Oh aye - wake up - the party's over.