Do you think that the 'Polis' are a special case ? entitled to more money ? better conditions ? if so why ? What about Firefighters ? Nurses ? Soldiers ? Plumbers ? yes plumbers and Sewerage workers, if they went on strike they would kill more people than armies.
As Woody Allan once said, " not only is there no God but you should try getting a plumber on weekends"
There is this argument about Police pay which I think is getting a bit muddled as some people think they are special and should get xyz etc. I don't agree, if they should get their pay rise backdated then fine but, only because their argument is right, nothing else.
The Police is a job like any other and they should be allowed to strike, I expect Free Marketeers to support me here, what is the point of going into a job and then saying hey ! I'm special, this is dangerous when you knew that before you went in.
I still can't get my head round the Police demo. I thought it was hilarious, the Police demonstrators said there were 20,000 and the Police on duty said there were less, force of habit I suppose.
They thought that they had everyone on their side until the demo passed a group of Anarchists who started shouting and calling them " a bunch of overpaid lazy b------s - hilarious.
What wasn't hilarious however was that a well known BNP leader was marching at the head of the demo. with the full blessing of the organisers. Who came up with that idea ? was it a deliberate provocation ? it looks like it and it certainly lost them my support.
This was stupid and crass by whoever was responsible and they will have a hard time living it down, I think and hope that this has lost them a large amount of public support, they deserve to lose it.