When political parties start declaring laws and new powers for agencies that are part of the public sector, it would be easy to assume that such laws or powers are needed. In reality sadly far too often the public declarations are purely designed to attract support from people who will vote for the parties in the upcoming elections. Clearly the Tory Party could make an advert on this theme and have it placed on billboards around the nation. However there are two problems with this. The first is that they would need to pay for the adverts from their party funds. The second is that in order to attract attention they would need to make the adverts a bit more eye catching and in doing so they would seriously risk breaking laws regarding racism and hate crime. So instead they have spent their time which we pay for and our money to deal with the administration of a set of powers that no police force in the country needs or wants.
Of course if the Tory Party was in the slightest bit interested in improving society instead of wasting public money on creating powers that are not needed, they would invest the money they have spent on raising this issue administratively and invest the money in sites for travellers to reside in and for the support they deserve as citizens of our nation. However they know that in doing so they might lose a few votes from people who want to be told that travellers are getting moved on again. One imagines in due course Tory MPs who like to sound tough in their anger against travellers such as Philip Davies and Tim Loughton will then demand meetings with Police forces to shake their hands and improve the number of votes their Councillors will attract in May and that they may attract if we do end up with a General Election this year!