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The first post-war years brought with it a new tolerance for a while, there was a lot of work in the reconstruction and in fact many people lived in caravans or prefabricated buildings. However, this tolerance was short-lived as the country became increasingly rare. Land scarcity has led to much stricter immigration laws, although the UK has signed the Stateless Persons Convention (1954), which states that “States Parties shall facilitate as much as possible the assimilation and naturalisation of stateless persons”. In practice, the Ministry of the Interior ignores this convention. The surprise is that the number of vehicles needed to trigger the new laws has increased from two to one promised. This will then cause many of the new single-engine “dependent vehicles” to park on private or public land under the new law. So, if you come across the police trying to enforce these new laws against you, we recommend that you take the following steps: The Anti-Traveler Police Bill will come into effect in a few weeks. One of the big changes to this bill is that stopping on unauthorized land will no longer be a civil offence. It will be a crime. At the discretion of the police, they can confiscate your vehicles, trailers and cars and fine up to £2,500 on any adult. Gypsy and Gypsy activists reacted angrily, saying the new laws were racist. The consultation presents Gypsies and Travellers themselves as the problem from the outset. The camps are equated with stereotypes of criminality and antisocial behaviour.

In addition to guiding respondents through acceptable questions, the consultation selectively prioritizes racist responses from anonymous people. More informed submissions from the police, charities and those who deal with Gypsies and travellers on a daily basis are largely ignored. At this time of year, many of us Traveller families go to fairs to make a living, buy and sell, meet family and friends, and do what generations of our ancestors did before. If you`re traveling to and from a trade show this year, this new anti-traveler law will likely impact you. By focusing on vehicles, the government has bypassed the resistance of hikers and charities to the homeless. However, this makes it easier to challenge the new laws under the Equality Acts, as Gypsy Roma as well as Irish and Scottish travellers are protected ethnic groups. We understand that lawyers are already ready to challenge the new laws. Many gypsies and travelers are indeed city dwellers, despite the romantic image of brightly painted carts in the forest clearings. Although many live in the countryside, most Gypsies and Travellers surround cities and large cities, as they depend on the dominant culture for trade and supply. This migration to the city began at the time of the Industrial Revolution.

As mentioned earlier, the scarcity of land in urban areas led to stricter controls on where gypsies and travelers could set up their caravans. In the meantime, here are the FFT`s advice on what to do if the new law is used against you. The laws are pretty much what activists feared and what was promised in the Conservative election platform in the last election – the criminalization of trespassing with vehicles. The new anti-traveler law will also include a section that will make rabbit yards and lanterns illegal. They can confiscate dogs and punish owners, charge the cost of the kennel, and then prohibit owners from keeping animals for life. It will criminalize our men and boys. The National Council of Chiefs of Police published a copy of its guidelines on how police forces should enforce the new anti-travel law in the Travellers` Times. Gypsies and travellers are mainly portrayed as a threat to property that outweighs any right to travel. Neither the reality of decades of undersupply of land leading to unauthorised camps, nor racism against Gypsies and Travellers are taken into account as the main obstacle to the development of new sites. Significantly, the response to the consultation indicates that criminalization could be “positive in the long run” by discouraging people from “choosing a lifestyle of travel for the benefit of children.” The government has not yet issued its legal guidelines on the new anti-travel law. The TT contacted them for an opinion.

Many Gypsies were indeed executed by the state until the 1660s, and although state executions ceased in the second half of the seventeenth century, criminal and restrictive laws continued. It seems that Gypsies were tolerated when they were useful as farm labourers, guards or blacksmiths, and were forced to continue when they were no longer useful. Gypsies thus survived on the margins of society until the outbreak of the Second World War. Home Secretary Priti Patel said yesterday that the new laws will target intruders “who intend to stay in vehicles on private or public land without permission, and where they cause disruption, tension or significant damage to local communities.” The government has announced new laws that will make trespassing on vehicles a criminal offence – a move that has angered Gypsy activists and travellers. Clock. Drive 2 Survive Sherrie Smith interviews Billy Welch about the new anti-traveler law at the Appleby Horse Fair: Statistics have shown that the number of parking spaces for authorized travelers increased by 41% from January 2010 to January 2020, and the government is continuing its work to provide even more authorized spaces for travelers. This includes a new fund that was recently launched and will provide £10 million in capital grants for 2022/2023 to help local authorities in England improve traveller accommodation. Cracking down on anti-social people who cause misery by setting up illegal camps and refusing to remove their vehicles is an important commitment in the government`s manifesto. At first glance, the new laws will only be triggered if the senior police officer visiting the camp believes that the camp “has caused or is likely to cause significant damage, disruption or distress.” Topics: Criminal justice, discrimination, health and social affairs The new law will affect England and Wales – but not Scotland. The powers to arrest and seize vehicles can be used if an intruder has met the conditions of the crime and has not left the country when asked to do so without reasonable excuse. Drive to Survive will be on the road this summer, so keep an eye on us. We will participate in Gypsy Traveller events across the country and distribute flyers and tips.

We will be | in Appleby and even at the Glastonbury Festival The official website of the Glastonbury Festival ( where we will advise and support you.