Isn’t there a law against this? It seems as though London’s Lib Dem GLA members have a little too much time on their hands, so they called up all the police stations in London to see how many calls got answered.
The shock result of this test was that many of them didn’t answer the call. Now I am not going to pretend that policing in London is without it’s problems but this seems to me to be a waste of police time.
Imagine the call…… ring, ring . . . . ring, ring
Busy copper – “Hello Sidcup police station how can I help?”
Lib Dem – “Oh, I didn’t really expect you to answer!”
Busy copper – “Well I have, how can I help?”
Lib Dem – “I don’t really need any help, I just wanted to see if you would answer the phone.”
Busy copper – “Was that really all you needed?”
Lib Dem – “Yes, I’m calling from the Lib Dems to see if you answer the phones.”
Busy copper – “Oh, right, it’s just we are all quite busy here at the moment and this call has rather added to that busyness, so if there is nothing else you need.”
Lib Dem – “No, that’s it.”
Busy copper – “OK, good bye then.”
Lib Dem – “Bye, bye”
Busy copper’s colleague – “Who was that on the phone?”
Busy copper – “One of those twits that want to give votes to prisoners”