Call Me Dave to Outsource Parliamentary Protection?
Can this really be true?
Has he gone totally stark raving bonkers (OK so maybe he has).
I read today in the #FailOnline that the Government are considering outsourcing £31 million worth of Protection duties to a company/companies such as G4S.
What the hell does he think he’s playing at?
The fact that he’s even considering outsourcing such duties to G4Salikes proves that he doesn’t give a tuppenny toss for quality of service and reliability. Has he already forgotten the Olympics fiasco?
If, for one crazy minute, this plan become reality;
It appears that these plans are currently restricted to the Bobbies within the Palace of Westminster, but who knows where it will end.
Will they enjoy the Right To Strike? That could prove interesting.
Will they endure long, protracted, tours of duty without complaint?
Will they and their families tolerate cancelled Rest Days and Annual Leave?
What happens when they need a Warranted Officer to arrest someone, dial 999?
The list just goes on.
“…..the policing contract, traditionally provided by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), which runs out in 2015,”