Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Fear of Political Police Force.

The Association of Police Authorities (APA) is getting a bit worried about the idea that elected representatives might be given the power to hire and fire chief constables.
APA chief executive Mark Castle says that could lead to one group or "extremist individual" gaining control of a force and "politicising" the police.
And he’s right.
I remember Margaret Thatcher doing it, quite effortlessly, in 1984.
Pity nobody in the land of Plod saw fit to complain then.