I’m concerned to note that my old economics teacher, Ms Smith has been severely assaulted, battered and bruised… Somebody really should call the police to report this heinous crime.
Hmmmm, we might have a small problem there, seeing as the vicious attack was in fact carried out by the police; in particular by Police Federation chairman Jan Berry.
One thing I will say in support of Jacqui – it takes a certain amount of ‘balls’ to sit there and take such a verbal bashing – especially when you’re in the wrong.
Ms Berry is spot on with most of her comments:
"Your decision not to honour the pay award was a breach of faith. It was a monumental mistake, and I don't say this lightly when I say you betrayed the police service.”
The government seem to still be living under the delusion that the Police in this country would not seriously consider strike action, or indeed act upon it. Perhaps ten years ago that may have been true. However, we live in different times, and the public perception of the government is that they no longer care about the poorest or low paid in society. Now, this is obviously rubbish, however, the one thing you should avoid at all costs is to piss off key groups of public sector workers, who play such a vital role in the running of our country.