March 15th, 2012

Apparently, we haven’t bent over far enough

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

for Tom Winsor, who today comes up with even more suggestions to fuck the police, and thus the public, even further up the arse, without the lube.

So, apart from the 20% cut in police budget, tens of thousands of job cuts, increased pension contributions for a lesser pension reward, several thousand pounds cut in renumeration and payments, pay freeze for the last 2 years and just 1% for the next two, we’re now expected to cut the starting salary for new officers by another £4,000 to £17,000 – £19,000 – depending which news report you read.

Officers who have sacrificed their safety and health for the public, such as all those officers who get injured or assaulted on duty, who, as a result of those injuries, are no longer able to fulfill a full front-line role, and would have been looked after by the job by giving a role elsewhere, will now be sacked – or ‘made redundant’.

Hogan-Howe, he who promised so much recently in the war against the government’s incessant need to slash the effectiveness of the British police, appears to have rolled over at the first obstacle, if the interview with him on the Six o’Clock News tonight was anything to go by.

Slip a few statements into the news release just to make sure public sympathy continues to swing against officers and thus making it more palatable for all the other shite they’re bringing in, such as 52% of officers are obese so would either get fit or get sacked, and the job’s a good ‘un.

GMP Chief Peter – Sycophantics-R-Us  Fahy, goes all out to support his officers, not,  by saying: “Policing has become far more complex and specialised. Our staff want to see their individual talent and contribution recognised and the public want to see police effort targeted where it will have most impact.” Forgetting that he is part of the reason the public have been denied the opportunity to have policing directed in an effective way by the way they have overseen a meaningless target-driven culture for the last 15 years. What he really means is, give it to me big boys, I’ll implement it, can I have my tea and medals, and how about a nice job in the Inspectorate of Constabulary?

Policing is far more complex and specialised? My fucking arse, policing is the same now as it was  when the Bow Street Runners were doing their thing. It’s about protecting life and property, the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order. You don’t need a fucking degree in Greek Philosphy or some other meaningless shite to know that. You need a basic understanding of the role of the police which is based on the same principles as when the police were first formalised and not based on some blue-sky twaddle from whoever happens to be paying the bills at the time.

What a bunch of fucking wankers.

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11 comments

  1. WHO DID THE MATHS? says:

    TO THE FED /PUBLIC/WINSOR ,I HAVE ‘O’ LEVEL MATHS , I DO NOT HAVE A DEGREE NOR AM I FANCY HOTSHOT LIAR ..ER I MEAN LAWYER!STARTING SALARY OF £19,000 FOR AN AVERAGE 40HR WEEK , SO …INDUSTRY AS PER MINIMUM 25% SHIFT ALLOWANCE …£15,400..DIVIDE BY AVERAGE OF 40HRS = £7.40 PER HOUR ,DAYS OFF CANCELLED AT THE DROP OF A HAT , COURT APPEARANCE ON YOUR DAY OFF , TIME AND A THIRD UNLIKE NURSES TIME AND HALF,RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR PRIVATE LIFE , HAVING TO ACTIVELY AVOID CERTAIN PEOPLE AND PLACES AND BE ACCOUNTABLE EVEN ‘OFF DUTY’,AVERAGE 11-13% PENSION CONTRIBUTION WITH NO CHOICE, HALF HOURS FREE LABOUR WITH NO NOTICE ,HAVING TO AVOID/DEAL WITH DRUNKEN IDIOTS WANTING TO PUNCH YOUR FACE IN ON A NIGHTLY BASIS ,,,,,,,,WINSOR YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH AND TO THE FEDERATION,,,,FFS ….GROW A SET AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS. WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT £6.10!!!ADD TO ALL THIS THE FACT THAT THE SMT ARE MORE INTRESTED IN KPI’S THAN PROVIDING A ‘REAL’ POLICING SERVICE TO THE BELEAGUERED BRITISH PUBLIC AND THE ROAD TO HELL STARTS HERE…AMEN .

    March 15th, 2012 at 22:33

  2. Asitis says:

    200, I can’t really add to that other than to say this: RIP British Policing. Sir Robert Peel will be turning…..etc.

    March 15th, 2012 at 22:50

  3. Hugh Janus says:

    Well, presumably they assume that people will pay for their 2 year policing diploma with no guarantee of employment to maybe get a job for 17k a year start pay,,,yeah ok.

    This is about ideology not money. I’m of the opinion that this should be taken as a sign the police are to be employees and not crown agents. Surely as employees we get industrial rights?

    March 16th, 2012 at 07:09

  4. Shijuro says:

    Blood pressure…. Can’t breathe… Tablets….

    March 16th, 2012 at 08:57

  5. Gary says:

    Thank God I am retired.
    If I was still in I would be now actively looking for a new job/training. They could stick it where the sun don’t shine.
    Agree completely re graduates yes some are great but some are dire, just like in every job.
    To be a good copper you need to be honest, reliable.fair with a huge dollop of common sense and I will agree a reasonable level of fitness.
    It is not a job for rocket scientists!

    March 16th, 2012 at 11:32

  6. joe says:

    “It’s about protecting life and property, the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order.”

    And I’d add performing the above a fair and impartial way.

    Not that difficult if you let the police do the job and choose the best applicants for the office of constable irrespective.

    However it is now all a branch of social services and a vehicle for re-enginering society.

    And it’s not just the police. The whole system is rotten from the top down (at the top particularly).

    We’ve ended up with a country being run essentially for the benefit of the political clique and their corporatist mates.

    Come the day there won’t be enough rope ……….

    March 16th, 2012 at 15:39

  7. Tony F says:

    We finally are stuffed, aren’t we? Scrotes have unbreakable rights. Foreigners have unshakable rights, the Services have no rights. It’s time they all went on strike. Yes, it would be illegal, but who will arrest them?

    March 16th, 2012 at 16:09

  8. Civ_In_The_City says:

    It reminds me of when the BBC took “Play School” off the telly, “it`s all been done before” they said.

    And they were right, it had all been done before, but they missed one important fact: The children hadn`t been done before. They`d never seen it.

    To me, ACPO is like the BBC. “Policing is old fashioned, it`s all been done before”. Yes indeed it has, for good reason, and for the same reason police need to keep doing it:

    The criminals are mostly doing exactly the same stuff today as they did 100 years ago (as 200 has said).

    The fact that police now have to do all the social services stuff and the Facebook policing and the other bollocks isn`t because of the ‘shifting landscape of modern policing’, it`s because there’s never any other bugger around to do it.

    How does the song go? “You don`t know what you`ve got ’til it`s gone”.

    Going…going…

    March 16th, 2012 at 18:17

  9. Blueknight says:

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
    The manager of the local carpet shop joining as an ‘Inspector’
    Recruits not accepted unless they have 3 A levels. (What about ex service personnel?)
    Not so critical of the fitness test, but it has to be applied to new recruits rather than Officers who have done 20 years and never thought that fitness would be an issue.
    Bad enough, but if the Diversity agenda continues there will be all kinds of ‘exceptions’ for minorities.
    Then we start a revolution – or emigrate

    March 16th, 2012 at 19:24

  10. Civ_In_The_City says:

    Compulsory fitness tests? It was only just over 6 months ago that a female officer failed to reach the required standard on a training course and sued. And won! 30 grand.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002610/Woman-inspector-humiliated-failing-riot-test-wins-30k.html

    Have times really changed so much in 6 months?

    March 16th, 2012 at 20:12

  11. Andy W says:

    What 200 weeks said

    March 16th, 2012 at 20:24

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