December 12th, 2007

That Radio Show in full

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Well, not mcuh to report about the aforementioned Radio 5 prog. It was on last night from 23.00hrs and the first half hour was dedicated to ‘Should the Police have the right to strike?’

gadget wasn’t on there, neither was anyone else who said they were a blogger. The talking heads were some guy from (I think) Dorset Police Federation, who was on the kind of ‘pro’ side to the debate although didn’t want to strike at all. The ‘anti’ side was some geezer who said he’d been on some crime squad somewhere who sounded like he served with DCI Gene Hunt, I’m not sure when he retired but I suspect some time ago, he clearly had no concept of what modern policing was like. His attitude was basically ‘quit bitchin’, get back on the street and arrest a burglar. If you can’t take a joke you shouldn’t have joined’.

A few people phoned up, some serving coppers who wanted a ‘fair deal’ and a few people who basically said the police are shite and don’t deserve a pay rise.

There was nothing new really, no new insights and we didn’t learn anything we don’t already know or expect.

You can here it again for a few days, via the BBC website.


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  1. Codshead says:

    What did you expect from Radio 5 ?

    December 12th, 2007 at 10:07

  2. Twining or Black in Blue says:

    You mean you didn’t see me there?

    December 12th, 2007 at 18:10

  3. Inspector Gadget says:

    I wouldn’t go on the radio at the moment because I don’t believe that ALL police officers deserve a pay rise. It should go to font line officers between the ranks of PC and Sgt. Sorry folks – shoot me down.

    December 12th, 2007 at 19:48

  4. 'avesome' says:

    Should go to the front line. Maybe these office wallahs would think about getting off their arses and going back to a shift. Oh forgot they already do when its bank holidays or when the overtime is on offer!

    December 12th, 2007 at 21:16

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