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18 August 2011 1:11 PM

Eviction for "travellers from hell"

DEFYING a Liberal Democrat backlash against some of the toughest measures against rioters, housing minister Grant Shapps is pressing ahead with plans for new powers to evict "travellers from hell".

Currently, town halls and other social landlords can turf out "neighbours from hell" who repeatedly plague their local community with anti-social behaviour.

But they are hamstrung by the law to evict violent thugs who commit offences in another borough or district.

Mr Shapps is determined to change this with new legislation.

"Neighbours from hell who become visitors from hell should not be able to escape through some loophole in the law," he told The Standard.

"If you committed a crime in south London but happen to live in north London, you should still be exposed to losing your home."

Mr Shapps also wants a "fundamental review" of the relationship between benefits that individuals receive and wider society.

"This is, if you are honest, a big test for this coalition Government," he said. "There is an unwritten contract between society and individuals which says we will help you.

"The part of that contract that has gone missing is there are responsibilities in return for receiving assistance and one of them is you agree you are not going to go out and deliberately destroy other people's lives.

"If you break that social contract, there should be a price to be paid and this could be your tenancy or your family's tenancy could be put at risk."

Senior Liberal Democrats, though, have warned that evictions could cause more social problems and end up costing society more.

Nicholas Cecil

 

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PanWorld

PLEASE SEE THIS SERIOUS STORY. AS BRITAIN, WE SHOULD BAN ANY VISITS TO THE UK FROM SUCH AN ICC SUSPECT AND HIS/HER SUPPORTERS WHO INCITE VIOLENCE LIKE THIS. ITS SUCH CHARACTERS WHO CAUSE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MAYHEM.

http://the-star.co.ke/local/central/37758-nyanja-to-incite-youth-to-whip-whites-if-uhuru-indicted

Former Limuru MP George Nyanja has threatened to rally youths to whip out white people from the country. Nyanja said that if accusations levelled against Deputy Prime and Minister of Finance Uhuru Kenyatta are confirmed that he has a case to answer at the ICC, the country would turn chaotic because Kikuyu’s will not allow it to happen.

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