Brickbat: True Colors


Police in Ipswich, England, arrested Lindsey Webb for putting her recycling out in the wrong color bags. Prosecutors say the change from black to orange and clear bags had been clearly publicized. But Webb says she was never given any of the new bags by the local council, even after asking for them. A judge gave her a six-month conditional release and ordered her to pay the Ipswich council £50 (about $61).

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  1. They were told to be fascist police, and they heard "fashion police."

    The confusion has been cleared up.

    1. I think it was the other way around.

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  2. So the old bags are garbage now?

    1. Next up, fine for unused bags.

  3. Her + 3 kids generate 60 bags of trash in 22 days? Are they really small bags? That's nearly three bags per day.

    1. From the Ipswisch government website:

      Recycling Is Mandatory
      Trash will not be collected from addresses that do not have recyclables at the curb.

      My guess is they didn't pick it up, then fined her each day for each bag that sat out

  4. You can't save the world with unenforced dictates.

  5. And this country used to rule the waves and a quarter of the world. Now all the can boast of is a bunch of welfare recipients posing as royalty.

    1. It's interesting how you idealize that sort of "ruling".

    2. It's Garbage Island now.

  6. Britain has become the poster child for where statism will get you: arrested for using the wrong bags or buying a kitchen knife when you’re not a licensed restaurant chef.

    They should change that song to:
    Rule Britannia! Britannia’s full of slaves!

    1. Rue Brittania!

    2. The Hitch hikers Guid to the Galaxy had if all figured out years ago. In the end there will only be bureaucrats left fining each other

  7. They're letting them dispose of their trash in plastic bags? What about the baby sea cows in Thailand? Shouldn't the bags be hand-knitted of biodegradable tree bark or something?

    1. Produced in a village, fair trade only.

  8. So, what happens if she puts the black bags inside the clear ones?

    1. The world burns in 12 years or something.

  9. Webb says she was never given any of the new bags by the local council

    Well, that's understandable then. If the government doesn't deliver my garbage bag ration, how the hell am I supposed to get rid of my garbage? It's not like there's some magical garbage bag shop where you can just go buy garbage bags, is there?

    There are no good people involved here. If you're sitting around helpless because you don't know how to acquire a garbage bag if somebody doesn't bring you one, you deserve to have a government that fines you for having the wrong colour bin bag, you poofters. If you had any balls you'd start shooting these people in the face, but since you don't have any balls you let them take all yours guns away, didn't you?

    1. " let them take all yours guns away, didn’t you?"

      First things first, man.

      1. Not sure. Some progressive strategy books say to take away the balls first.

        1. Chicken or egg; no matter, eventually you pluck one and crack the other.

    2. colour


    3. ""Well, that’s understandable then. If the government doesn’t deliver my garbage bag ration, how the hell am I supposed to get rid of my garbage"'

      She didn't get the memo that her ration of bags was increased from one a day to twelve a month.

      A few swigs of Victory gin will help celebrate.

    4. It’s not like there’s some magical garbage bag shop where you can just go buy garbage bags, is there?"

      considering how authoritarian they have become they are probably only allowed to buy the bags from the government in the first place who are always out but never mine its still the subjects job to use the right bag

    5. Dude, no, there is no shop where you can buy garbage bags. Because these are the bags *mandated by the council*. And the council controls their supply.

      So there's no reason for a shop to carry them.

  10. the wrong color bags.

    Ummm, racist.

  11. How far down the authoritarian shithole are you when you can get fined over something like the bag where your garbage resides?

  12. They have similar laws in Minnesota.

  13. It is one of the great tragedies of the last 100 years, that the country that produced the Magna Carta, the very concept of common law, Admiral Lord Nelson, and Winston Churchill has degenerated into this level of nonsense.
    Of course my ancestors in the north of Britain are crying over what became of their beloved Scotland, and my other branch of ancestors are laughing their asses off at the panty-waists the Scandinavians have become.

    1. Your ancestors in the North of Britain *made* Scotland what it is today - a state totally dependent on England for its welfare handout.

  14. Even 70s era Socialist England is weeping for the nation it has become.

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