To: GOVERNMENT

MASSIVE NO TO UK SECURITY PRIVATISATION PLANS!

MASSIVE NO TO UK SECURITY PRIVATISATION PLANS!

DO NOT ALLOW G4S AND SERCO THE VERY SERIOUS POWERS OF ARREST IN THE UK- SECURITY SHOULD NOT BE OWNED BY PRIVATE COMPANIES BUT BY US, THE PEOPLE.

THESE POWERS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO PASS TO THE UNACCOUNTABLE PRIVATE SECTOR- IF WE NEED MORE POLICE THEN INVEST IN RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF MORE POLICE WHO WOULD BE ANSWERABLE TO US, NOT THE PAYMASTERS. THE MONEY IS THERE- WE KNOW THAT.

Why is this important?

In the UK we are being edged to 'obedience' at all costs, by our media and by the way we are being divided and taught to hate each other. WE need to act together to protect our rights and liberties. Just a couple of examples follow- please read.

'The multinational security company G4S failed to maintain basic human rights standards and protect asylum seekers from harm, the complaint lodged to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.'

There has been massive "ankle tagging" fraud by BOTH companies.
'Inappropriate' youth restraint where 14 CHILDREN were assaulted (fines were made against them) and were 'found responsible for the outbreak of violence at Manos Island detention centre but never held to account' (The Telegraph, The Guardian).

The proposal to allow powers of arrest to Serco and G4S, private companies who have broken laws and acted inhumanely sends a shudder down the spine. Not only does the privatisation of 'security' smack of fascism- these faceless companies are for profit- not for our welfare The powers that government award themselves in suggesting this go way above their remit- many of the government have interests in these (and other privatising companies) but once again who asked us?

We really need to make some noise and be in agreement that we won't let this happen. Let the government go back to the money tree and find the required amounts to recruit and train more police- because if we need more 'security' then the providers should belong to the UK, not be in private profit making hands.

Following the appalling sights around the world and most recently the heinous operations in Spain against the Catalonian's and their democratic rights- the image of men hidden by full face 'protective' helmets is enough to make us realise what could happen here. Once they have this power it can not be taken back- who wants to live under the threat of those guys turning up whenever we 'disobey'? Think it couldn't happen here? Want to wait and find out- or spend a few moments to tick this petition showing disapproval and demanding a great big 'NO' to this proposal.

Updates

2017-10-25 09:35:41 +0100

10 signatures reached