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Friday, 26 March 2010
As part of the government's ongoing politicisation of HMRC, and desire to use HMRC as a tool of social control, the recent Budget will give HMRC the power to intercept any suspicious mail anywhere in the country and open it before it is delivered.
The new powers (to be implemented via an amendment to the Postal Services Act) are coming in on the auspices of cracking down on tobacco smuggling. However, HMRC are already drooling and slavering over the prospects of being able to snoop and spy on people.
The Telegraph reports that an HMRC spokesman said that the powers would be applied much more widely.
HMRC inspectors currently must notify the addressee and agree a mutually acceptable time to open the letter or parcel, before deciding whether to take any enforcement action.
However, the new powers will allow HMRC to open "suspicious" post without asking permission first.
So who determines what is "suspicious" or not?
Ah, that would be HMRC.
Judge, jury and executioner rolled into one.
No dangers there then of corruption occurring, and the powers being misused!
This is one step further down the road towards dictatorship.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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