The Curmudgeon


Friday, March 23, 2012

Support Your Local Anarchists

The Police Federation has announced a protest march in London over the cuts and the recommendations of the Winsor report. The Federation has called on Daveybloke's cat lady to reject the report as "ill-conceived, ill-considered and made up of previously-rejected ideas"; which hardly seems likely given that she has just helped to vote through a budget answering to precisely the same description.

More interestingly, the Federation has also announced its intention to explore "all the consequences, including the legal position, with regards to police officers obtaining full industrial rights". Since the Government intends to turn the police into private sector workers, it will be amusing to see how they manage the transition from courageous heroes of law and order to lazy scroungers who deserve to be efficientised within an inch of their gold-plated pensions.

Meanwhile, there is the question of order during the planned protest march and rally. Would it be taking deregulation too far if the police were allowed to baton, kettle and cavalry-charge one another for a change? Perhaps a few thousand of the larger unemployed can be drafted in and issued with automatic weapons and dumdum bullets, just to avoid any unnecessary unpleasantness.


  • At 6:30 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    It's so hard to argue in favor of solidarity under the circumstances. Perhaps a counterdemonstration with placards reading "We told you so" would satisfy. Satire may be dead but irony keeps on trucking.

  • At 7:34 am , Blogger Philip said...

    Satire is not dead. It has merely seeped out into the real world, like the wisdom of Tlön.


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