Archive for September 19th, 2007

September 19th, 2007

Mastermind

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The Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, has recently spent some time inspecting the, er, Constabulary and has come up with the incredible conclusion that the police are bogged down by red tape & paperwork.

Apparently we are ‘over-recording’ and ‘under-delivering’ & that excess beaurocracy must be cut to free up police time. 

No shit Sherlock!

I wonder how much it cost the country to come up with that stunning conclusion. I’m not sure why it took a whole department with the highest paid policeman in the land & several squillion pounds to tell him something I could have told him for the price of a cup of tea & a donut. We’ve been saying it for years. We were saying it long before PC David Copperfield started blogging. (Possibly before he was born judging by his pics in the press & on TV recently.

In other news this week, Italy, after a year-long investigation by the world’s top theologists the Vatican have, today, announced that the Pope is Catholic.

And in Canada, a multi-billion dollar study of the country’s wildlife has discovered that after a long day’s fishing & rooting through people’s dustbins, brown bears like nothing better than to wander off for a shit in the woods.

I’m reminded of the Two Ronnies Mastermind sketch; "Your specialist subject? Stating the bleeding obvious."