Monday, November 14, 2005

Following the Blair camp's "the police know best" line on the whole 90 days thing, should we follow the (alleged) example of this former senior policeman? Is Tony going to propose new legislation to make us all fuck children? At least one senior policeman seems to think it's a good idea - and think of the reduction in the number of paedophilia cases, court costs and the like if it was made legal...

6 Comments:

Blogger Dave Heasman said...

"Colin Inglis came to prominence last year when, as chairman of the police authority, he refused an order by the then Home Secretary David Blunkett to sack Humberside's Chief Constable, David Westwood. "

Ah. They normally get revenge by doing them for fiddling their expenses. This is a bit more serious, but more or less standard operational procedure for any copper who discovers any honour.

11/14/2005 06:00:00 pm  
Anonymous Marcin Tustin said...

Given that this chap has merely been charged, it may well be that there is no good evidence, and this is just a vindictive, but quite possibly successful, attempt to blacken his name. Time will hopefully tell.

11/14/2005 09:36:00 pm  
Blogger Quinn said...

Sorry to get all pedantic on you, but Colin Inglis (as far as I know) is not an ex-police officer, but is a councillor who was head of the local police authority.

But the point made, that the police are at least as fallible as the rest of us, is obviously spot on (not least in relation to previous investigations regarding abuse in care homes, where their policy of "trawling" has been seriously questioned).

11/15/2005 09:07:00 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Quinn - no worries. You're now the second person to say that. I will hold my hands up and admit ignorance on this one - I had assumed one had to be a policeman to be chairman of a police authority. After all, the police are in the best position to know how to run the police, aren't they...

11/15/2005 09:23:00 am  
Blogger Devil's Kitchen said...

Well, one would have thought so, but then that would require some common sense from politicians.

Although, let's face it, the government and the police have got their hands in each other's pockets, strenuously playing with the balls, anyway...

DK

11/15/2005 10:59:00 am  
Blogger MatGB said...

"I had assumed one had to be a policeman to be chairman of a police authority. After all, the police are in the best position to know how to run the police, aren't they..."

Not really, in my opinion elected representatives are the right people to be overseeing the police and making sure they don't get out of hand. They then appoint Cheif Constables to do the real running, the authority oversses them.

Anything else would amount to, well, a police state ;-)

11/15/2005 07:06:00 pm  

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