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Bang on and nail on the head!,
This review is from: Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime (Paperback)
PC Copperfield writes of the daily struggle to do a difficult job I did for many years with year on year failing sucess and enthusiasm. With the Tory Government of Thatcher and their bumptious and pointless Home Secretary Clarke who destroyed the pay and conditions of the police (in true Thatcher style, plainly she preferred the company of criminals in her government and family with her son) to the equally dishonest and even more pointless "Nu" Labour we are now faced with a demoralised police force under attack from a well financed "underclass" who fools in the government and social services listen to. Riven with worries of racism, sexism and every other "ism", a blinkered and cheaply hired prosecution body and a hostile press we are left with a police force that is no longer effective and has become an instrument not of justice but social meddling and tinkering. An excellent read describing a country in decline and some of the fools that fiddle whilst it does.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2008 11:57:19 BDT
William J. Read says:
An excellent review of a book that promises much, but delivers little. Whether the last Conservative government "destroyed Police pay and conditions" is a moot point; only last week an officer currently serving in the same police force as PC Copperfield, (Staffordshire) told me that he would bnow receive a further £28,000 in his lump sum on retirement later this year at the grand old age of 50!
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