Thursday, 18 December 2008

”If voting changed anything, they’d abolish it…”

Plans for direct elections to police authorities have been dropped by the Government amid fears that they would lead to extremist politicians being able to control forces.
It’s ok if the incompetent and corrupt ones control forces, it seems, but let the extremists have a bite at the cherry? That would never do!
Ministers also decided that the controversial proposal would run into strong opposition on the back benches and in the House of Lords, leading to another embarrassing defeat.
And Labour certainly don’t need another one of those
The decision comes just weeks after the ousting of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, a move that many senior police officers saw as overt political interference in policing.
Seems only fair, since Blair had been interfering in politics for quite a while!

1 comment:

dickiebo said...

Very well said!