Sir Hugh, the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), said that chief constables would resist any moves to introduce ''political influence'' into the police service.
Look, you stupid fuck, you are already under political influence: your budgets are controlled by central government, the law that you uphold is made by central government, the way in which you uphold that law is set by central government and the targets that you have to hit are made up by central government.
Perhaps you can tell me, Hugh, what part of central government is not political?
All that the Tories are proposing—and it's a proposal that LPUK also endorses—is that the political element is brought to a rather more local level. The idea that a politician who represents a leafy Surrey suburb does not get to tell a gritty Northern police service in some god-awful estate in Burnley how to do their job.
Through the election of a local commissioner, it is the people of Burnley who tell the police force what is important to them. In other words, these people might say that police actually doing some policing is rather more important to them than the police spending hours in Equality Training.
Now I can see why lazy cunts like you, Sir Hugh, wouldn't like that—you'd have to shift your fat arse from behind your desk for a few days a week—but I think that the people who you are supposed to serve might actually get the police service that they want—not a police service operating according to the priorities imposed by politicians in central government.
Sir Hugh suggested that some chief officers would resign rather than accept the Conservative plans.
"I would not be surprised to see chief officers not want to be part of a system where they can be told how to deliver policing," he said.
And there we have it: the police see themselves as being above the people that they are supposed to serve—much like the politicos.
Fuck off, Hugh Orde: fuck off and die.