Monthly Archive: February 2015

#Cuts – Here Are Some Of The Real #Consequences

#Cuts – Here Are Some Of The Real #Consequences

I was minding my own business, enjoying the solitude of Mrs Angry being on babysitting duties somewhere in the frozen north, and I became disturbed by some of the facts, figures and anecdotes I...

The Reality Behind The Fudge

The Reality Behind The Fudge

If you are, or have been, a Police Officer you can stop reading now, you already know it. If you’re married to, or in a relationship with, a Police Officer, you can stop ready...

Is This A Pattern I See Before Me?

Is This A Pattern I See Before Me?

Sorry Mr Shakespeare, but it was quite appropriate and almost right. According to an article in the Police Federation’s POLICE magazine, morale has hit rock bottom and thousands of cops are thinking of quitting....

Benches Of Green, Empty They Are

Benches Of Green, Empty They Are

The current furore over Rifkind and Straw got me thinking.  Rifkind’s extraordinarily arrogant comment about being self-employed and not getting a salary  really got my goat. I won’t go over the same arguments all...

When The Music Stops or #CutsHaveConsequences

When The Music Stops or #CutsHaveConsequences

#CutsHaveConsequences is a hashtag that’s been used a lot in the past few weeks, and rightly so. It got me to thinking. Every single Force in the land has suffered cuts since 2010, all...

#AllInItTogether or Once Upon A Time

#AllInItTogether or Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a politician who said “We’re all in this together” or something very similar. Soon after there followed one of the new breed, a Police and Crime Commissioner belonging...

Time For Change?

Time For Change?

A bit of banter between Twitsters yesterday gave birth to a #Hashtag. @Roman_Viterus (yes, him again) put forward the suggestion that the Police Federation of England and Wales should be staffed not by serving...

Goodwill

Goodwill

I was prompted to write this by a recent Tweet; One of our more recent Twitterers, @roman_virtus, reminding me of the importance of Goodwill. I only have personal, first-hand experience of two of the...

Stop and Search, Armed Police and Sophie

Stop and Search, Armed Police and Sophie

I was going to have a quite day today, but Sophie Khan, amongst others, has put paid to that. Said lady has taken time of from Taser Patrol to enter the argument on Armed...