The ultimate outrage by a British Government.
NOW THEY CAN STEAL OUR HOMES
Sinister new powers allowing the State to confiscate family homes were unveiled by ministers yesterday as Labour's socialist instincts came to the fore.
The government abandoned any pretence of being reconciled to private property or the rights of individuals to run their own affairs. New Whitehall guidelines set out powers for town hall officials to seize homes for seven years if they are left empty for just six months.
Furniture and heirlooms will be grabbed as well under plans drawn up by shamed Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
Today the Daily Express begins a new crusade to defend householders rights by demanding: "Hands off our homes."
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