When we read of policemen like PC Chris Roberts, who died on duty on Boxing Day, we are angry both on his family’s behalf and the police’s behalf. But for every PC Roberts there are dozens of stories of the abandonment of the law-abiding by the police, of forces paralysed by political correctness and of a complete lack of any proportionality and common sense.
Exactly. Which is why, in the opinion of your humble Devil, the police can fucking whistle for their pay rise, frankly. They are a bunch of bastards who are utterly unaccountable to those whom they are supposed to protect and they are, to all intents and purposes, fucking useless: they are not delivering value for money as it is, they do not deserve anything more.
According to Tory Home, David Davis disagrees.
If Ann Widdecombe has her doubts they are not being shared publicly by her successor, David Davis. This is the public line from his office:"The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, has shown disrespect, verging on contempt, for the police. She has cut its pay rise significantly in a cynical deal with the Chancellor – withholding the first three months’ increase. The Police Federation is quite right to ask the Home Secretary to reconsider her behaviour. This is no way to treat our police force. If we were running the Home Office, we would never have got into this position. A Conservative Government would have treated the police fairly, honestly and openly – and with the respect they deserve."
Davis is, of course, simply playing party politics: the Nulabour government is utterly bankrupt—morally and, more pertinently, financially—and they are not in a position to waste a penny. That won't stop them, of course, but Davis has the luxury of not actually having to prove his sincerity.
And the police deserve no respect whatsoever: were I Home Secretary, they would be getting a pay rise of precisely 0% this year. And the next year, and the next year and the year after that until they got the message and started doing their fucking jobs.
I am sure that some police representative will pop up and bitch and whine about how government targets are ruining the job and it's not the poor copper's fault, guv. Yeah?
Fuck you, sunshine. You only decided to protest and consider striking when your personal pockets were being hit: if you realy cared so much about the quality of policing and the evil government targets, perhaps you might have considered striking before now?
But you didn't, so don't give me this shit about you being noble public servants; just like everyone else, you are out to enrich yourselves and not to perform a public service. I have no problem with self-interest, but let's call a spade a spade, OK?
And given that you only give a crap about your own personal enrichment, don't come crying to me when you don't get the cash that you want: you already get fat salaries and gold-plated pensions that you don't deserve and if you don't like it, fuck off and do some other job.
You have had a massive fucking increase in salary over the last ten years and you have not delivered: obviously the carrot doesn't work, so now it'll have to be the stick. You'll get more money when you do a good job and not before. Okay? 'Kay.