Saturday, 2 October 2010
WHY SHOULD THE POLICE BE A SPECIAL CASE?
In the forthcoming cuts in public service, why should the police be a special case?
Many police today are thugs. A strong statement? There have been over a hundred people killed by the police over the last century and not one has ever been brought to trial. The case of Ian Tomlinson, killed while walking home from the pub after work, is just the latest disgrace. The headline above details the bonuses that police can pick up in their wages. £100 for answering a phone after your shift has ended. Any body who has worked in private industry will have a good laugh at that one.
Their pensions are also costing this country a fortune. Most officers contribute 11 per cent of their salary in return for payouts of two-thirds of final salary, plus a lump sum, once they have served 30 years. The average retirement age is 51 – with the pensions bill costing the taxpayer £1.1billion a year.
Police tell us that if there is trouble at the scale of the cuts then they will be needed to sort it out. The same shite they trot out time after time and most Governments give in to them. Let's see if the Coalition will stand on it's own two feet. I WON'T HOLD MY BREATH!