Police officers have been told they will no longer be able to pass the time by listening to radio when on duty in pairs.Why?
Copywright laws mean if more than one officer is in a car when a song comes on the radio the force needs to pay for a performance licence.Ha ha ha ha ha!
Still, the police (i.e. the taxpayer) are still shelling out for one vital frontline function to carry on listening in to Chris Moyle:
The force’s media relations office confirmed it would maintain an individual licence to enable staff to monitor news sources.Of course!
Never mind keeping a staff member happy while patrolling a lonely beat, when they need those licenses for paid meejah flacks to pounce on any story in the local news that might portray the police in a bad light, eh?