Monday, April 03, 2006

Six reasons why New Labour loves SOCA

  1. It makes them look tough.
  2. It gives the state more power.
  3. It bypasses the local accountability that local police forces enjoy (and aren't those forces being merged so that they can tackle serious and organised crime?)
  4. It is sounds American - you know, a bit like the FBI.
  5. It sounds as though it has something to do with football (and if you are New Labour you love football or at least have to pretend you do).
  6. Even better, it sounds like what the Americans call football.

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