Political interlude for anyone other than the eastern European spam sites that drop by here from time to time. Particularly the UK visitors:
Check out this thread and this thread to get yourself up to speed on the concerns and shenanigans surrounding the Winsor Report and the creeping privatisation of our police force.
I am, as many of you will know, a lefty liberal occasional protester - not a natural ally to the Old Bill, although I never went for chucking things at them either. After poking around a while to get some info on policing for the next outing of my 4L Constabulary, I came to the conclusion that our existing constabulary could do with a bit more public support than they're getting - or we're going to lose them.
Personally I'm happier writing about a totally fictional privatised police force. Please contact your MP (in person would be best, but email would be better than nothing) and voice your concerns too. Remember, they work for you.