January 15th, 2011

Like a shining beacon

Posted in The Job - General by 200

I was quite touched at the footage of George Psaradakis on the BBC news this week.

George was the driver of the number 30 bus which was blown up by a terrorist on the 7th July 2005. He appears to have embraced life in the UK with a spirit which could show many people the way. I was struck when he mention, in his prepared statement, ‘this great capital of ours’ (or words to that effect).

He has been thrust into the public consciousness through a set of circumstances none of us would wish on anyone, and is still loyal to the country which produced the scum capable of such a devastating act.

Unfortunately, over many years, the type of person I normally come into contact with who hail from foreign climes, are more likely to be those who come to plunder, both the nation & the people who live here. That is not a general viewpoint on life, merely a consequence of being a police officer & dealing with the worst in society, day-in, day-out. We see, too many times, when they get caught out, rather than get sent back from whence they came, they are allowed, under the guise of human rights, to stay here to continue their greed and/or violence unabated.

I would prefer to think that there are far more people like George Psaradakis than there are like the people I mention above. And I’m sure there are, it’s just that they don’t normally make many headlines.

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8 comments

  1. Oi says:

    are allowed, under the guise of human rights, to stay here to continue their greed and/or violence unabated

    And thats only the magistrates!

    January 16th, 2011 at 00:09

  2. bill says:

    “in his prepared statement”

    January 16th, 2011 at 11:27

  3. 200 says:

    bill,

    tsk tsk

    how stupid of me to even think the man (a mere bus driver) would be fully comfortable with giving a speech to the world’s media without writing it down first.

    Clearly, you haven’t paid any attention to anything the man has said in the last five years, shame on you.

    January 16th, 2011 at 12:16

  4. bill says:

    In the naughty corner, wrist slapped.

    BTW – What has he said in the last five years?

    January 16th, 2011 at 23:21

  5. 200 says:

    very similar things to what he said this week. He has always spoken in high regard of the people who were on his bus, the rescue workers & hospital staff, his friends & colleagues.

    He appears to hold this country & the people of the UK & London in particular in very high esteem. I noticed this when he first came onto the media stage, I’ve read his comments & seen him interviewed on the news & documentary’s & he always comes across as a genuine man.

    January 16th, 2011 at 23:49

  6. bill says:

    “He has always spoken in high regard of the people who were on his bus”

    I’m going to bed.

    January 17th, 2011 at 00:36

  7. 200 says:

    thanks for that contribution

    January 17th, 2011 at 01:48

  8. bill says:

    Nighty-night, 200.

    January 17th, 2011 at 02:15

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