DO you remember the time when our coppers were generally respected, rather than a national laughing stock?
It wasn’t that long ago. But it’s hard to find anyone who takes the police seriously now.
This week we’ve seen a silly mare of a woman PC, in uniform, shouting “Free Palestine!” and hugging a protester. Her case is being investigated right now.
But it’s only the latest in a long, long list of rozzers doing everything they can to look “progressive”. And not much at all to stop crime. Undignified stunts.
Police in Somerset and Avon — men as well as women — wore blue nail polish to advertise their opposition to slavery.
Over the Severn in South Wales, male officers spent a day wearing high heels to show solidarity with women.
I’m like, WTF? This isn’t battling crime. It isn’t even, as they would insist, raising awareness. It’s just dunderheaded, right-on virtue-signalling.
What did the coppers do in Bristol when, in an act of vandalism, protesters threw a statue in the river?
They stood and watched. And were applauded for doing so by their boss.
Then we had the police on a Black Lives Matter protest suddenly taking the knee. A gesture repeated by the idiotic Chief Constable of Kent.
In Somerset and Avon — yes, them again, these boys have serious form — police painted a bloody patrol car in rainbow colours to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ movement.
But at the same time as all this stuff was taking place, the crime clear-up rates dropped and dropped and dropped.
In 2019, only a piddling 7.8 per cent of crimes reported resulted in a prosecution or some other form of action. That’s HALF the number of only five years earlier.
Of course, police do take action over SOME crimes. Not knife crime, which is rising. Not burglary, either.
If your house is broken into, you have about as much chance of seeing the perpetrator caught and prosecuted as I do of winning the London Marathon while carrying Robbie Coltrane on my shoulders and juggling swords. The clear-up rate for car crime is even lower.
But they will, sure as hell, pile round to your gaff if you’ve tweeted what they consider a “hate crime”.
DINGBAT WOKE LEFT
Then you’ll feel the full weight of the law. Even if they are wearing high heels. And lippy and mascara, to show solidarity with “sex workers”.
This is the problem. The police have become politicised.
One reason is that like virtually every other institution in the country, the force has been captured by the dingbat, woke Left.
Another is the advent of elected Police and Crime Commissioners. They are almost always failed politicians, who bring with them into their new jobs their stupid political obsessions.
Actual, real crime, as it affects the very poorest in our society, doesn’t really bother them.
All they are concerned about is political grandstanding. Or showing how wonderfully progressive they all are.
We should abolish Police and Crime Commissioners.
They are not merely useless and expensive, they are a major obstacle in the fight against real crime.
My heart goes out to the those old-school coppers who can’t abide what has happened to the service they knew and loved.
They know how respect for the uniform diminishes every time some copper is forced to walk the beat wearing nail varnish — not that they DO walk the beat any more.
The police force needs an overhaul, from top to bottom. Our Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is exactly the right politician to ensure this happens.
We need the police to show a bit more interest in fighting crime and a bit less in showing off.
Mind how you go.
NOTICE TO AMERICA: We English are NOT all as stupid as this man
I SUPPOSE there must be thicker people than Prince Harry in the world.
But if so, they’ve taken the precaution of keeping their traps shut so that nobody finds out.
Not Harry. Every time he opens his mouth, something fabulously fatuous drops out.
He seems to have the IQ of a man whose head has been removed and replaced with a family pack of chilli ’n’ nacho cheese cheddars.
The problem is, foreigners listen to him spouting b*****ks and think: “Wow. What a dimbo. Are all English people like that?
“And he’s one of the privileged elite . . . the rest of them must be incredibly stupid.”
His latest pronouncement was that the American First Amendment, which protects freedom of speech, was “bonkers”.
He said that to AMERICANS. Anyway, you Yanks: No, we’re not having him back. He’s yours for life, along with his awful wife.
Hols? Give me a break
BOOKED your summer break in the Falkland Islands yet?
Don’t forget it will be midwinter.
Port Stanley’s really exciting at that time of year. Wind howling, rain teeming down, only a penguin to eat – and I don’t mean the biscuit.
The Falklands is one of the few places you can travel to for a break.
If you can sort out the flights and pay for them – more than £2,000 economy class, and nearly 20 hours.
But at least we’re allowed into the Falklands. Most of the places the Government says we can go to won’t let us in.
And there will be no certainty about any country remaining on the green list.
I have to say, I think you’d be mad to book a foreign holiday this year.
There’s the European Championships on TV – save your money and stock up on booze.
Why no hello, aliens?
FORMER President Barack Obama has just confirmed there really are UFOs buzzing around in the sky.
In an interview, he said there was plenty of footage of weird aircraft doing inexplicable things. They’re almost certainly piloted by that thing out of Alien. The thing that looked like a cross between a lobster and a penis.
If there are creatures out there, buzzing around, they probably aren’t very nice.
Kind of life forms who squirt acid out of their eyes, or something.
Because if they were nice, they’d get in touch, wouldn’t they?
Knee is divisive
THERE was booing – check it out – as players took the knee at the start of the FA Cup Final.
But unlike what happened when Millwall fans booed, nobody went berserk and described the crowd as racist.
Even Gary Lineker was silent on the issue.
Only a tiny minority of Brits are racist. But an awful lot of people object to this knee-bending business.
They aren’t much keen on the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.
But they do, in general, support the need for a greater equality between black and white.
The sooner this divisive knee-bending is ditched, the better.
Jezza’s legacy of hate
A CONVOY of cars decked in Palestinian flags is driven through areas of London with a high population of Jews.
The people in the cars scream out vile anti-Semitic abuse. “F*** the Jews, rape their daughters” and so on.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer puts out a strong, unequivocal denunciation of this horrible incident.
Surely everyone would agree with it?
Nope, not in the Labour Party. In response to Starmer’s tweet, one deranged Labour supporter wrote: “I don’t believe for a second this is anything but a stunt bought and paid for by supporters of Israel to discredit supporters of Palestine.
“This is a complete fabrication.”
Another simply said “Goodbye, Keir”.
Another moron claimed the video of the convoy had “fake voices” dubbed on it, in order to “discredit Muslims”.
Most of the rest just ranted about Israel.
These people are mad. But they are not just mad, they are racists. Anti-Semites. The far Left in this country. Obsessed with Israel and full of a loathing of Jews.
You think the party has changed since Corbyn stopped being leader?
Not a chance. And there’s nothing poor Starmer can do about it.
His party is still suffering from Long Corbyn.
THE world can be divided into two kinds of people.
Those who will ditch their masks at the earliest opportunity.
And those who will continue to wear them long after the Government has said we can stop.
These are people who would wear a mask if they were standing in the middle of the Russian taiga, with the nearest town 500 miles away.
I saw someone SURFING in a mask a couple of weeks back.
Anyway, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to not wearing a mask.
If only for the pleasure of asking shopkeepers for something only once, instead of three times.
WHY did our government continue to let thousands of people fly here from India throughout last month? Ministers knew full well that the Indian variant was kicking off in this country. But since April 23, 110 flights from India have been allowed to land here.
Ministers have made exactly the same mistake as they made last year, when they failed to close our borders.
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