THE NEXT TIME THE TORIES COMPLAIN ABOUT POLICE SCOTLAND…

…WE SHOULD SHOW THEM THIS VIDEO

36 thoughts on “THE NEXT TIME THE TORIES COMPLAIN ABOUT POLICE SCOTLAND…”

    1. I love that expression, Tree.

      He stayed totally focussed, never raised his voice, and as Dr Galsworthy says was eloquent, calm and determined.

      It seems like so much else that they regulate in England, the policing is a mess. Hospitals and the Health Service, Prisons, Probation too. Not to mention the ridiculous trains. The whole thing is a catastrophe. You know, I think it’s England that couldn’t manage to be independent. Not us!

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  1. Year on year budget cutting costs lives, it’s a very simple equation, the only remaining question being, when will the respective tipping points be reached? Cuts didn’t happen with austerity, they started in my experience to kick in around the early 90s. Things just got really mental with austerity.

    We’ve already seen some figures re. lives lost due to benefit cuts but the same is true for every public service, the lack of policing being one of the most obvious and quantifiable. Think of social services, cuts to child care, learning disability services and care of older adults and take it for granted that there are and will continue to be mounting casualties across the board. All before Brexit.

    A decent fully functioning, ethical media would be all over it, but we all know where we stand with that.

    We gotta get out of this parasitic Union.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Completely agree. As I said above, everything is falling to pieces.

      And you are right. A media that was even slightly ethical would be all over it. But they are owned by the super rich, mostly not living in the UK, who only care about how much money this is making for them, so they don’t say much.

      I see that they are talking about selling off policing to some private companies including G4S… the ones that made a mess of more or less everything they have ever touched.

      And Andrew Adonis is quite right (not just about Brexit, which is a clusterwhatsit). The scandal of the failure of the East Coast Line (for the second time) and that fool of a transport secretary allowing Virgin and Soutar to simply walk away from their incompetence, is quite stunning stupid.

      That’s before we even start talking about the out-of-date, unnecessary, unproven, most-expensive-in-the-world power station they are building at Hinkley Point and the similarly most-expensive-in-the-world 90 miles of railway from London to Birmingham. How the Chinese must laugh at the what the Great British Empire has sunk to.

      They will bring us down with them, we must leave.

      Happy New Year 🙂

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      1. No Virgin and Souter are not incompetent, in fact they are extremely competent – at extracting money from taxpayers with the assistance of a corrupt state.

        And they do over and over again.

        Planned “incompetence”.

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        1. Yeah, you’re probably right. Silly me, and I thought thay wanted to run a railway, when all they wanted to do was scone us for millions.

          Well, they chose the right government for that little game and Grayling fell for it. Still, he’s off to Qatar or some such place, so he’ll be fine.

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          1. The likes of Branson and Souter amongst others were identified early by the money men in the 80s to break working people by any means.

            They were provided with funds (forget the Canadian uncle and rags to riches shite) – in Souter’s case the target was the transport industry – and they did as tasked and were suitably rewarded.

            They deserve a noose unfortunately they will never get their just deserts!

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  2. Austerity

    was talking to my Daughter about her aunt coming up
    to pension age who did not know her age of state pension.
    Aunty being well off but still working full time my Daughter
    said cant see why she is bothered its only £120 a week.
    Er no says I we older ones are on different state pension scheme.
    We will get paid more.

    Austerity for some and not others its just a political attack on the
    low waged the disabled and the poor.

    Intergenerational war they call it shame the young have not
    realised they are the ones under attack and the oldies are the
    enemy and the Torys brexit scum.

    Oh and the Yoons best not forget that eh ?

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    1. No best not forget them. They have messed with the pensions, and now it is so complex that no one really knows what they are going to get, because. And then there is the second pension that Cameron came up with.

      Whatever, it’s getting later and later.

      It’s not a lot more than £120 a week, I think, but there is a minimum which you can have, and it depends on your private pensions income, I think.

      Women have been badly treated.

      Whatever it is, it is the lowest pension in the developed world (and therefore in the world) compared with average earnings.

      https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/dec/05/oecd-uk-has-lowest-state-pension-of-any-developed-country

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    1. No. They seem reluctant to embarrass her any more than she has embarrasses herself.

      But she won;t have it. Do you remember that as Home Secretary she actually argued with the representative of the Police Federation of England and Wales. She more or less called him a liar.

      And thing that REALLY pisses me off is that she has the brass neck to batter on about being a Christian. She’s the bloody devil with little disguise.

      As the officer says, these deaths are at her door (along with all the deaths of homeless, and ill people put through the mill by her stinking government.)

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      1. trispw, I think it is the fact that she is a Christian which makes her so dogmatic and unbending in her attitudes and behaviour. I am in no way painting all Christians with the same brush. Sadly, some Christians (and some adherents of other faiths and political philosophies) are so convinced that what they believe is unquestionably true, that they just ride roughshod over everyone else’s views – because they are WRONG. And why are they wrong? Because these views are not theirs.

        The eavesdropped chat in the Sky News studio between Kenneth Clarke and Malcolm Rifkind, got to the nub of the matter, when Clarke said, “Theresa’s a bloody difficult woman., Malcolm”. and Rifkind replied, “Yes, Margaret could be stubborn, but if you argued your case doggedly, she would concede.”

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        1. Well, I can see that argument, Alasdair, and of course it is borne out by the kind of politicians we see in America who are also Christians by name, but who hold the most repugnant inhuman views about anyone who is not them. (Of course this is not limited to Christians, there are Muslims, Jews, and, presumably, other religions with this kind of person.)

          I wonder how someone who claims to follow the teachings of Christ could possibly be prepared to allow the rich to get so much richer while people are dying for a lack of funding.

          Maybe it is my limited understanding of what religion is all about.

          Before Margaret Thatcher lost the plot, she was at least a woman with a vision. It isn’t what my vision would be, but it was a vision. May seems to have no vision at all. She just bloody difficult.

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        2. Alisdair – rather that she calls herself Christian but does not practice what she preaches. Most genuine Christians I know are appalled at her actions and policies. People who claim to be Christians and support May, and I know a few, are simply hypocrites.

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          1. I don;t have much contact with Christians, or at least those I do don’t talk about faith much.

            But my mum is a Christian and she doesn’t is appalled by May.

            I’m not sure, but I reckon if I were Christian I’d ask myself, about all these situations… what would Jesus have done? What do the Gospels teach?

            And in particular, I’d have remembered the story of the money men in the temple.

            Maybe it’s a bit simplistic, but I find it hard to believe that while there are people dying of the cold less than a mile from Downing Street and Buck House, these two committed Christians can feel comfortable in their gold encrusted worlds.

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          2. Brian, I agree with you. I think she is an example of what Burns described as ‘the unco guid’.

            Most of the Christians I know are sincere people who try their best to live Christian lives of tolerance, forgiveness, compassion. They fail from time to time, as all of us do, but, at least they recognise their own fallibility.

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            1. I honestly think that in at least English politics they feel they have to say they are Christian to get on.

              (I say English because all the time Eck was FM, he never talked about religion at all and I certainly have no idea what is is. I also have no idea what Nicola is. Come to that I don’t recall knowing what Jack’s religion was, or Henry’s)

              Cameron a Christian? Honestly? Doubt it. They just couldn’t do what they do to people and be Christian.

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              1. Even Gordon Brown, son of the manse and, as far as I know, genuine Christian, did not ‘parade’ his Christianity in the way, say Tony Blair did.

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                1. Well, to be fair Alisdair, he did bang on about him being the son of the manse and having a moral compass.

                  I bet he never ran through a corn field though!!

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  3. there is a new scam now if you get tips (or rather your exploiter)
    they will now pay you less than the minimum wage but top up
    with the tips the employers have been keeping.
    thus they the exploiters will pay less national insurance
    as will the exploited workers…brill eh
    dont ask who will pay for the nhs, police, fire service. etc

    Actually back in the day this was the main reason they stopped
    self employment in the construction industry if you were
    working for just one employer.
    the HMRC found they were not getting hardly any NI
    payments and when chasing an unemployed skint
    construction worker they had no realistic chance of
    getting the money back.

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    1. The deal seems to be then, that you refuse to pay a 10% service charge and, if your service is good, slip a tenner or whatever to your waiter/waitress, in cash under the table.

      We really need to fight back. It’s becoming ridiculous.

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  4. there is a new scam now if you get tips (or rather your exploiter)
    they will now pay you less than the minimum wage but top up
    with the tips the employers have been keeping.

    thus they the exploiters will pay less national insurance
    as will the exploited workers…brill eh
    dont ask who will pay for the nhs, police, fire service. etc

    Actually back in the day this was the main reason they stopped
    self employment in the construction industry if you were
    working for just one employer.
    the HMRC found they were not getting hardly any NI
    payments and when chasing an unemployed skint
    construction worker they had no realistic chance of
    getting the money back.

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    1. Dr Richard Fawcett‏
      @docfawcett

      As an A&E consultant @UHNM_NHS I personally apologise to the people of stoke for the 3rd world conditions of the dept due to #overcrowding

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  5. Tris

    The U.K. is a shit hole and England the worst part. Who in their right mind would want to live there but it doesn’t mean much really. The likes of May, Hunt,Corbyn get driven everywhere, stay in the best hotels, eat the best food, wear the best clothes, have a fantastic pension, are babied by the tax payer and want for nothing, they live in a different world to the rest of us, some in the sNP also, I think it will take mass civil disobedience to shake things up and bring real change, sad but true.

    Bruce

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    1. I’m always amazed that the things that happen in Britain evoke no such response from the public. In France they would be out of the street. In Spain they go out on the street. In Iceland they would be out on the streets, so we can’t even excuse ourselves with the weather, seeing as theirs and ours is pretty much the same.

      Royals living in palaces; Lords having door openers so that they don’t have to push on a door… subsided food, drink… and carte blanche to do what they want. David Davis uses private planes to take him to Brussels; Liam Fox has been round the world twice (first class) and achieved absolutely nothing.

      They live like kings and so many of our folk have nothing.

      Like I say, I’m shocked that the last time there were riots was 7 years ago.

      I’m not advocating them… too many innocent people get hurt, and of course immediately there are armed police and the army around places where those and such as those live.

      And they burn down some poor ordinary working man’s business, home, car…

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    1. I saw that.

      That was some incredible thing. OK, maybe there was fear of violence, but 19 cars. !!

      There was some lord or sir or somesuch dignitary involved, That always makes a difference. As yu say, they have police for that.

      But if they know that form time to time they will need a shedload of police to protect some chinless wonder, they have to budget that into the equation. The rest of the country still needs to be protected.

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  6. As Alasdair McDonald has already said, you won’t see this on the BBC or STV. Well done that man for speaking out.
    I really fear for the future and those that want to vote for the Yoon parties in Scotland really need to open their eyes. There lies the problem. They won’t.
    When you get incident after incident, it’s always an indication that it’s going to get worse and something big and nasty is going to happen. I just hope that neither my family or any of my friends are nearby when it does.

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    1. We are a bit safer here, but our police are underfunded too.

      The trouble seems to be that Britain spends far too much on punching above its weight, mainly it seems on nuclear weapons, which are of no use (particularly as we can’t use them with out America’s permission and firing code information), and not nearly enough on the things that matter at home.

      Over and over in England the y privatise services and make them a profit making venture. It has rarely worked well, it ever.

      Services in Britain, seem to me to be poorer quality and more expensive than elsewhere.

      Why can’t people see that? It’s not like people don’t travel abroad these days.

      The BBC and STV are jokes, as are our newspapers.

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