Thursday saw a bizarre event.
The people voted and it seems that the people voted for five more years of Cuts and Austerity, and that is absolutely the country’s right, if that’s what they want.
However, within 36 hours of the result being confirmed we had civil disorder outside Downing Street.
I am neither condoning nor discouraging civil disorder, but I AM anticipating it.
Are we heading for a new Summer of Discontent? Because if we are, think on this, you and Milky have already disposed of over 17,000 warranted Police Officers since 2010, PCSO and Special Constabulary numbers are also down I believe, as are Police Staff. If this isn’t bad enough you’ve kept your job and are about to embark on 5 more years of cuts leading to the loss of a similar number more.
What are you going to do when the wheel comes off? When the Met has to ask for Mutual Aid like it did in 2011 something has gone terribly pear-shaped. We’ve got even less than that now, more destined to go, where will the Mutual Aid come from. 17,000 officers, as has been pointed out elsewhere, is the equivalent of FOUR entire Police Forces along the South Coast, and you intend to DOUBLE that? Think about it I implore you.
Take a look at what happened only yesterday.
Can you hear the people sing?