Here is the easy tyranny that flows from having “our” politicians “in charge” when the same little politicos only understand the power to take things away from us;
Northern Ireland’s environment minister has outlined his proposals to change the drink-driving laws. Alex Attwood says he wants to cut the limit from its current level of 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml. No other part of the UK has such a limit.
There would be another, even lower, limit of 20mg/100ml for young drivers and people who earn their living from driving.
Mr Attwood also wants to give police powers to randomly stop drivers without the need for reasonable suspicion.
He also proposes, in certain circumstances, removing drivers’ right to opt for a blood or urine sample instead of a breath test.
Note the combination of removing our rights whilst increasing the rights of the State and it’s agencies. I entirely reject what Attwood is doing but then again one cannot be surprised since the SDLP have already shown their instincts by leading the charge to FORCE cyclists to wear helmets.