Tuesday, 29 June 2010

No confidence.

Tessie May (they really have difficult-to-corrupt names, this new lot) has told the police to chase criminals rather than targets. I suspect the rest of the country, if not the world, responded with a resounding 'Well... duh!"

Home Secretary Theresa May announced the immediate abolition of the last remaining target, which was to increase public confidence in police.

Oh. They only had the one target anyway. Increase public confidence. And that's now abolished.

Which is just as well because they weren't, still aren't, and are unlikely to get, anywhere near achieving it.

Ignorance of the law is no defence (at least for the rest of us), so why are these police officers not being charged with assault? How many of these 'police harass photographer' stories need to be broadcast all over the news before the police notice them? Just how dim are the people we recruit to the police force now? Can't they read?

Confidence in people who repeatedly fail to notice when the national press report that they don't understand their job - not just once, but over and over again?

Abolishing that target was a good idea. They were never going to get there anyway.


JuliaM said...

"Just how dim are the people we recruit to the police force now?"

Perhaps there's one of those fairground ride-type signs at the entrance to the academy: "You must be THIS DIM to join the police ride!"

Along with a picture of these goons in uniform.

Shug Niggurath said...

Could I suggest 'Teaser Might' if you're looking for a bit of corruption.

Leg-iron said...

Julia - I wonder if, as in all other branches of the civil service, they have common sense removed through high voltage treatments?

Is common sense allowed any more? Nobody mentions it.

Shug - 'Teaser' might turn out to be appropriate. Depends on what sort of political scam is underlying this announcement.

Maybe I'm overly cynical but 13 years of Labour politics can do that to anyone.

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