Smith, pay and policing

I absolutely cannot condone any form of strike action by the police, it would lead to mayhem.

I suspect that the police know this and they have little real desire to go on strike, the fact that they are even considering this course of action shows just how badly relations between the police and the Home Secretary have become.

Just like the military, the police have seen more militant public servants getting huge increases in funding while they have been asked to do more and more with less and less. The explosion in street crime, increased terrorism threat, etc. have not been matched with increased funding. The police, like the army, are getting fed up.

Personally I feel that this is more damaging that Northern Rock (but not as damaging as the whole dodgy donor scandal).

4 responses to “Smith, pay and policing

  1. Look at it this way – Labour see the Police and Forces as basically Tory and authoritarian ( can’t have that) so they starve them of cash whilst mouthing platitudes. Social workers and diversity coordinators are seen as Labour supporters ( and believers in hands off everywhere) so OF COURSE they don’t give the police and forces any money but shower their supporters with dosh. But unfortunately, they have no money left – and there is nothing more vicious than a junkie deprived of his fix, which is where we are at with the supporters and todays report that the number of civil servants is ( at last) starting to fall.

  2. Look at it this way – Labour see the Police and Forces as basically Tory and authoritarian ( can’t have that) so they starve them of cash whilst mouthing platitudes. Social workers and diversity coordinators are seen as Labour supporters ( and believers in hands off everywhere) so OF COURSE they don’t give the police and forces any money but shower their supporters with dosh. But unfortunately, they have no money left – and there is nothing more vicious than a junkie deprived of his fix, which is where we are at with the supporters and todays report that the number of civil servants is ( at last) starting to fall.

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