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August 19th, 2008

Life on the Street

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Did anyone see ITV’s Beat: Life on the Street, a TV programme about neighbourhood policing?

No, neither did I, but apparently it showed the PCSO scheme in quite a favourable light.

Media regulator Ofcom has announced that it is to investigate as the programme was commissioned by none other than the Home Office who provided £800,000 towards the costs of producing the series.

Leo McKinstry, writing in the Daily Excess said: “Such behaviour by the state belong to totalitarianist socialism, not a supposed democracy. It is hard to imagine a more outrageous misuse of public funds.”

I don’t agree, I think the list of outrageous misuse of public funds is very long indeed, but that’s another story.