Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Traffic Cop Ballet

Just saw this clip on the BBC:

Police in Romania are taking ballet lessons from professional dancers, so they can direct traffic more gracefully.

The aim is to achieve elegance in their movements, which could also ease the stress of drivers who are waiting at a red light.

Where are thier tu-tu's and leotards?

Got any stories of crazy courses from the UK?

Friday, 22 February 2008

Radio Ga-Ga

Some of you may be aware of this story. The story of the two PC's who were fighting over who was going to drive the van on the night shift because it had a new radio.

Well I can tell you that it wasn't over the van with the new 'police' radio as the press are reporting it was over the van with the FM radio.

Because this all happened on the evening of the UEFA cup final and PC Emerson-Thomas wanted to listen the the footy!

Today he has been found not quilty, despite all the witnesses being police officers!! The judge allegedly adding it was a trivial matter. I don't call 8 stitches trivial!!

I feel for Pc Bartlett who was forced to pursue the matter by the bosses.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Yes son your Grandad was there

Well maybe it'll be something to tell the grandchildren about one day. I took some pics of the day for all those who couldn't make it.

This is the start.

When we were first told about the white baseball caps at some motorway service station I was very dubious. However from the ground they had a great visual impact, all you could see was sea of white it was great. Initially I thought what a waste of money I'm never gonna wear this again, but then again I suppose they will probably come in handy next year!!

Here's a pic from the BBC website taken from admiralty arch.

Here's the view from the ground.

Well it seems like the government aren't taking any notice tho. As for Jackie Smith not even turning up what an insult. Yeah sure it would have been a difficult day for her. But if we all didn't turn up for work when we were expecting a difficult day where would we be??

There are now rumors the government want to force us to change the pensions we signed up to!!

Thursday, 17 January 2008

I predict a riot…

(Well ok not a riot, but some miffed off policemen at least)

Yes folks its stand up and be counted time. January the 23rd 2008 one week from now is where its all going to change! (or maybe not)

The police federation are marching on the capitol, in response to the back stabbing and underhand Jackie (spliff) Smiths decision to not pay us the pay rise the independent arbitrators recommended.

Ok so I’m not expecting scenes like when the anarchists protest, just some well mannered grumbling from some polite police officers. However if you don’t make the effort to go you can’t complain when nothing is done.

Having said that I believe this is not just about the £130 or so I’ve been deprived off. It’s about bringing attention to an untrustworthy, deceitful and hypocritical government.

They can’t be trusted with there own book keeping, so how can we trust them with our money (yes you Peter Haine) ?

They go back on agreements (yes you Jackie Smith).

They say public sector workers can’t have above inflation pay rises then give themselves 6% on top of their already large salaries with expenses (yes all of you).

Gordon Brown seems to forget he is in an extremely privileged position, he is an unelected Prime minister. No general member of the public has ever voted for you Mr Brown. The cabinet has changed so many times since the last election, that this government does not reflect the government that were elected by the population.

So what ever your gripe, whether you are a nurse, a teacher, a prison officer, an officer from Scotland or whether you are just fed up and frustrated with this current administration please join us in London next Wednesday!