This is the official blog of ex-Sgt Ellie Bloggs. I was a real live police constable then sergeant for twelve years, on the real live front line of England. I'm now a real live non-police person. All the facts I recount are true, and are not secrets. If they don't want me blogging about it, they shouldn't do it. PS If you don't pay tax, you don't (or didn't) pay my salary.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Smoke and Mirrors

Murmurings have been afoot that Tom Winsor made up some parts of his famous report.

Will this affect the ongoing negotiations over police pay?  I'm not holding my breath.

Nor am I holding my breath to see whether the current government, or the next one, actually does anything to materially affect police bureaucracy, or the target culture that we are told no longer exists.

But at least the recent stories about Winsor are signs that the Fed is finally tackling politicians by their own rules, where facts are irrelevant and tabloid headlines are everything.  Now if only they'd actually play the same cards to expose senior officers' hypocrisy in the way they are massaging crime figures, ring-fencing bureaucratic roles while pushing through front-line redundancies, and imposing structural change for purely political reasons.

Once again, breath I am not holding.

'Diary of an On-Call Girl' is available in some bookstores and online.


Anonymous Gadget follower said...

Reclassifying the sheep, sheepdogs and wolves analogy. The wolves are turning on the sheepdogs. This madness must end...

14 October, 2011 20:50

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melvin,take off your disguise.

14 October, 2011 21:55

Blogger Kaela said...

The government does not exist to improve anything, it is a chosen vehicle for income generation using the publics need to be able to cast blame on someone when things go wrong. if you xpect the government to do things that are positive and in the Police's best interest, then you need to take a long holiday.

15 October, 2011 09:52

Blogger Blackratty said...

The Guardian used the word 'Lawyer', therefore proof that he is underhanded and cannot be trusted.

15 October, 2011 10:47


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