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  1. The expression that comes to mind here is 'I'm alright jack' but sadly, there are many who are not alright, through no fault of their own.
  2. I agree with you entirely Yorkshire. It's such a shame that it has turned out that way though. One can only hope that things take a turn around and it changes. I've recently seen the state of what used to be Hendon Police College. It's a pitiful site now to when I was there blah blah years ago.
  3. I do of course realise that how people vote is a very personal thing indeed. However, how on earth can Ms.May, now that she has launched the tory manifesto, expect senior citizens to give her their vote, having said that her party are in favour of, eg, the abolishing of the triple lock system on state pensions, abolishing the heating allowance (also being called the dementia tax) to name just two policies of hers, and there are others. Pensioners will be shooting themselves in the foot surely. It's like turkeys voting for xmas as they say.
  4. VS and VR, what on earth is happening to the police forces up and down the land. I can understand that those still serving see it as a route to 'kerching' but what ever happened to what I always experienced as a good job/vocation.
  5. Thanx Chief, I did miss the chance of having a good old moan about something, and making some good points too
  6. Zulu, you are not the only person who thinks that way, my thoughts are, why on earth do the press and media feel the need to publish everything about him. They should, in my opinion, simply announce his death, end of. He deserves NOTHING else
  7. Hi Zulu. I've just read your post about where has everone gone. I have thought the same for some while. Like you, I've not been able to get on the site for some reason, until tonight for some reason, but as if by magic now, here I am, back again. I saw that OAH was on here and have pm'd him but where are many of the others, of course I recognise some of the older names, eg old copper and reasonable man, to name but a couple. Anywas, I hope I will be able to remain on here now. TTFN and Regards, westie.
  8. My thoughts exactly Whisper, and most of the other comments on here I can relate to too.
  9. How terrible it is that something like this should happen with all those killed and injured, just because they were there trying to help people. I wonder who did attack the convoy. Both the Russians and the Syrians deny they had anything to do with it. (praps it was the fairies).
  10. I've just seen on the BBC news that serious consideration is being given to doubling the points on the D/L and making the fine £200 for a conviction. At the risk of sounding a KILL joy (no pun intended) why can't the penalty be just the same as the drink drive penalty. That was introduced as severe because of the danger it can cause, so, with the danger that the mobile phone issue causes I think it's use should be exactly the same. I agree with Zulu, and many others, who make the point that there are too few officers on the streets now to police the situation properly, but as someone on here said, it would only take a few convictions matching the d/drive penalty, for the word to get around very quickly, what with the help from the media etc.
  11. I couldn't agree more. How nice it is for a change to hear that someone is prepared to put money second not first. They can of course afford it but that's not the point is it.
  12. Good post ITYO. I remember back in the 90's I was posted gaoler one night duty and we had people come in unannounced who were lay visitors. I was tasked with showing them around custody. This lay visitor that I was showing round insisted that I opened the wicket so that she could speak to the prisoners. Of course, there was one who I suggested they should not have the wicket opened for as he was constantly spitting at just about everyone. This woman ignored my advice. I opened the wicket, and you can guess the rest. I think it changed her mind somewhat and she wanted to look no further.
  13. The sad thing is chiefwigum is that is our/your money that is being wasted on such trivial things.
  14. I agree with you Br together with ITYO and Zulu. When I was in the job (Met). one couldn't even have a tattoo on ones forearm that was visible to the public when a rolled up long sleeved shirt was worn, and of course that applied to short sleeved order too. There is only one standard in my opinion and that is a professional one, and on from that, when I retired from the Met. I moved to N.Wales where the then C.C. had male PC's wearing baseball caps. Fortunately, he retired and his replacement changed things and reverted back to the standard police helmet. Whenever I spoke to a male officer on duty, I was told that the helmet was by far the most popular.