Thursday, 29 October 2020

Is It Me, Or...?

More than 1,000 people who should have been self-isolating after entering the UK from abroad could not be traced by the police, the figures showed.
Officers calling to carry out checks found 380 people had given the wrong address so they could not be found, and another 629 were out when officers attended and so also faced no further police action.

If they were out, then...they weren't 'self-isolating', were they? And didn't it occur to the police to go back another time? 

This little nugget appears that the end of an article on Merseyside top cop vowing to crack down on Christmas parties if only enough people will snitch on their neighbours. 

You really couldn't make it up, could you?


MTG 1 said...

You can be sure that if you have a job requiring a reasonable level of intelligence and delegate the same to a group of folk barely making moron grade, something will go wrong.

Stonyground said...

Since the only way back to normality is for the population at large to build up resistance while the bug becomes gradually less dangerous, then people breaking the senseless government restrictions is probably a good thing.

Anonymous said...

MTG, I am sure I read somewhere that you need a degree to get into the police service these days. No common sense just a degree!

MTG 1 said...

@ Anon 13:55

There were several 60's demands for graduate quality recruits and better paid police. Leeds residents will recall the loud protests by Leeds students, disgusted by the overt criminality, corruption and stupidity displayed by the local force.

Of course there have been many, many pay rises and some exceptional concessions but most plod would still have great difficulty in seeing the obvious if it bit them on the arse.

JuliaM said...

"Since the only way back to normality..."

I genuinely don't believe we ever will see 'normality' again.