Decline and Fall: No 8 in an occasional series

Earlier this week, we had the story about a police helicopter being scrambled to investigate a stuffed toy. Fair enough, the stuffed toy looked pretty realistic.

But this?

Two police cars, a riot van, a pair of foot-plods and a helicopter?!

My understanding is that by the time it has flown 9000 hours, a helicopter would have had almost every part replaced: they are not cheap to run. And yet, we have a police force that happily scrambles one to deal with an accident that has befallen kids and comic book heroes since time immemorial. And they claim to be short of resources!

Incidentally, a question to my local police force. Do you have a result for the crime that I reported six years ago? You remember, the guy who defrauded me of the best part of £1,000, the one I gave you the name, number and address for.

No?

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5 Responses to Decline and Fall: No 8 in an occasional series

  1. My son plays soccer (as we call it in the States), so I’m glad we live in the country. If he boots one over the fence and bonks a cow on the head it isn’t likely to phone the police.

    Call it safety in a lack of numbers!

    • “Call it safety in a lack of numbers!”

      Interestingly, I think you’ve put your finger on the root cause of many of our problems in the UK and one on which I’ve been working up a prospective blog about. My thesis is that most of us live in such close proximity to each other and under so much monitoring that we have the perspective – and behaviour – of lab rats: literally, we are going mad.

  2. Malaga View says:

    My thesis is that most of us live in such close proximity to each other and under so much monitoring that we have the perspective – and behaviour – of lab rats: literally, we are going mad.

    Bingo!
    Pretty much my view of the UK: rats in a trap… caged in a maze… taxed and tasered…

  3. The propensity of ‘The Police’ for grossly disproportionate responses to very minor incidents is not new but the restraining hand seems to have been withdrawn. ‘The Police’ now seem to be a law unto themselves and are effectively out of control.

    Given that we have suffered several decades of weak government with strong centralising tendencies we cannot be surprised at the development.

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