Around 30,000 off duty police officers marched against privatisation yesterday. This received a little attention in the mainstream media, but nowhere near as much as it really deserves.
The UK is split administratively into Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the joined countries of England and Wales. In England and Wales, it is illegal for members of the police force to strike. Yesterday, 30,000 serving officers used a day of annual leave to march in protest at the actions of the government. This is as close to a strike as the police are allowed to get, and considering staffing regulations, the fact that so many police men and women took the same day off for the same purpose, is an indication of just how much discontent there is in the police ranks. If striking was legal, it is likely that the policing of the UK would have been brought to a standstill, and the army would have had to have been used. 30,000 is a vast number when one considers the permissible level of absence through simultaneous annual leave.
When I worked in the public service, I was occasionally seconded to work alongside the police, in police stations. Contrary to the rumour-mongering of malcontents in the so-called far-right in the UK, I was not, never have been, and never will be, a policeman. My dealings with the police were strictly as a government worker employed in a civilian capacity.
Working alongside the police gave me the opportunity to get to know some of them on a basis as close to friendship as can be had between a policeman and a civilian. There is definitely a division between police and non-police which cannot be crossed. In my conversations I learnt that the police are not as solidly behind the government as the media would have us believe.
Not many years ago, the police had their own drinking clubs inside their police stations. Due to the fact that the people do not trust them (because they are never really off duty and will arrest anyone for anything), the police cannot go into pubs in the way that most people can. Thus they had their own bars where they could wind down and socialise with one another after a shift. The politically correct penny-pinchers in Whitehall have removed all such clubs and bars.
The job of the police is a stressful one, due to the reality that they enforce laws which shouldn't exist. For some of the police, enforcing political correctness causes internal conflict, as they know that what they are enforcing is wrong, but are conditioned to obey orders. This can result in marital problems when the police vent their anger at the system out on their spouses. To help alleviate these problems, the police had accommodation in their police stations where they could stay temporarily if home life was bad, or if they needed somewhere to stop following a de-stressing night in the police social club. Of course, the Whitehall bureaucrats deemed this an unacceptable financial expense, and such accommodation was turned into office space or storage. Again, this has irked the police. They are expected to enforce ever more unpopular and unjustifiable political laws, and their support base has been taken away from them.
One of the most unbelievable aspects of penny-pinching by the State is the use of undercover cars. The police used to hire fleets of vehicles for undercover work. They were easily spotted due to having extra radio ærials and other visible alterations, but they were still hired cars for police use only. The government in its infinite wisdom has reduced the number of hired cars available for undercover work, and as a substitute in many cases the police have to use their own personal cars! Thus, as well as the extra expense, a police officer now faces the possibility of someone identifying where he or she lives by the car parked outside, and of course then it only takes a little surveillance to know when the officer is at work. The penny-pinchers have put the homes of the police at risk.
People tend to join the police because it pays well. There isn't the motive of duty to country which inspires people to join the military, but by and large there has traditionally been an aspect of wanting to uphold the laws of the country. For older police officers, the laws to be enforced were such as stopping thieves, rapists and murderers. For those joining the police today, they are more likely to be told to arrest thought criminals then those who pose a danger to society. Indeed the refusal of the police to arrest Pakistani rape gangs for fear of offending people on racial or religious grounds, shews how debased policing has become.
On my visits to police stations one constant theme of conversation amongst the older officers was how they hated the way the police force has become politicised, and that they were only still in the police because they hadn't served long enough to retire; which they would be doing at the first possible opportunity. I must admit that I didn't speak much with the younger officers who seemed quite content to act as politically correct foot soldiers.
The Police have implemented the multi-culti society. It is they who have arrested people for having politically incorrect opinions. The Police have enforced the internationalisation of the UK, with shameful acts of aggression against the British people, such as the brutalisation of the Miners in the 1980s strike, which allowed for the sell off of our coal resources to foreign investors, who simply closed the pits and threw our people out of work. The Police could have refused to enforce laws which have destroyed indigenous communities; they could have refused to aid the imprisonment (and on occasion murder) of decent people who love their country and people. They chose otherwise.
The strike yesterday was about pay and working conditions. The Police have happily taken their thirty pieces of silver when beating striking miners, dockers, car-workers etc so that the Establishment can destroy their jobs and export industrial production to slave-state China. Now, the Police Force (or as the politically correct crowd call it, Service) is being privatised, they find themselves on the receiving end of State despotism. It is highly likely the companies such as G4S will take over much of the police work. They have already taken over the front line administrative and reception jobs, although the police didn't feel it necessary to strike when their civilian colleagues jobs were threatened.
Yesterday's strike was a positive thing insofar as it proved that even the uniformed thugs of the State will only be pushed so far before they protest. However, the failure of the police to make a stand for anything of substance beyond what effects them financially, proves the calibre of such people. The old coppers who protected the people from rapists, thieves and murderers have given way to the new materialists who enjoy the power of brutalising the people for their political masters, and are more than happy to do nothing as foreign colonists attack our children and flood our country with heroin.
If the Police had taken a stand for decency and refused to attack strikers and protesters, then they would be held in high esteem. Instead they are held beneath contempt, and frankly if they have to wear corporate logos on their uniforms, and have their pay cut to the levels they have helped enforce on the rest of us, they only have themselves to blame. They could have stopped this nightmare, but they acted selfishly and helped build our politically correct prison country. Now they are getting a taste of what they have meted out to the rest of us. Yesterday's protests are a good thing, but they are decades too late.