ref date:6 Oct 2000 (WBA)
Scottish labour stays with medieval type degradation
The Scottish parliament voted overwhelmingly to stop the compulsory removal
of any piece of property a debtor owned to try and recover monies.
Now Nu-Labour, in true Tory style are to rename it 'attachment of movable
assets', and STILL strip the individual of all assets - remember how
the Tories renamed the poll tax to council tax
SNP's Christine Grahame walked out of this Liberal Labour quango meeting in
Tommy Sheridan the man who'd made the case and thought he'd won to have
"Parliament voted to remove poindings and warrant sales from the
statute book, not to have them renamed. I feel angry and completely let
down. They got beaten in Parliament and they are now fighting a rear
guard action by whipping members into line."
Ms Grahame agreed: "What the Lab-Lib Government are trying to do is
reintroduce the discredited system of poindings and warrant sales under
another name. That is not what the Justice Committee recommended,
and not what the Scottish Parliament voted for."