The Government is planning to resurrect an alternative number to 999 that will charge members of the public 10p to report anti-social behaviour and non-emergency crimes to police.Wha..?
Are we sure this is an election year? Because normally, a tight hand would clamp down on anything that might
And this barmy scheme seems a little familiar, too:
The 101 number was introduced in 2006 to take pressure off the emergency line but was abandoned after pilot schemes showed it failed to significantly reduce the volume of 999 calls.Oh, well, now they have to pay to use it, I'm sure it'll be a rip-roaring success!
They've lost their minds, haven't they...? They haven't just jumped the shark, they've jumped an entire Seaworld full of great whites.
How many other crazy schemes can they come up with before even their own mothers wouldn't vote for them? As Blue Eyes points out, they are even employing people to lobby them for ever crazier policies.