Police will have powers to enter private homes and seize posters, and will be able to stop people carrying non-sponsor items to sporting events.
“I think there will be lots of people doing things completely innocently who are going to be caught by this, and some people will be prosecuted, while others will be so angry about it that they will start complaining about civil liberties issues,” Chadwick said.
“I think what it will potentially do is to prompt a debate about the commercial nature of the Games. Do big sponsors have too much influence over the Games?”
I just got sent a news link from @Loudmouthman I think he knew it would get my back up.
It appears that to ensure the London Olympics recoups some of it’s massive costs, the corporate sponsors will be adjusting the laws and using the police to enter private homes if they suspect non official merchandise to be present. They will also be implimenting new stop and search powers in the street.
Have I got this wrong? What on earth are they thinking?
At what price will this ‘Value For Money’ come?
The link to the original news article is here http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100303/tts-uk-olympics-london-ca02f96.html