Going back to this elderly driver who didn’t stop and the Gwent police smashed his windows, with one jumping on the bonnet and smashing the windscreen [shield]. We can’t know the details of the man himself but we can see the over-reaction. One commenter wrote:
They were caught in the act of committing criminal damage and also assault, and they cost the force £100,000, but according to top brass these thugs met the highest standards of professional behaviour.
That’s the bit I’d like to comment on. There’s no doubt that from around the early 2000s, policy at regional and council level, whilst never anything to write home about, took a distinct dip in the sense of thuggishness and mania coming into it.
Look back at people prosecuted for wheeliebin crime, for minor infringements, with threats being made before explanations – huge over-reaction. Look at when it started. Myleene Klass grabs a knife to defend herself from young thugs in her back yard and is charged for possession of a weapon – that sort of thing. Old lady prosecuted for tending the grass verges in her town. A real mania entering the scene and common sense/discretion no longer the way.
Now something obviously drove this new roughshod way of going about things, these new appointments of parachutee jobsworths [Zenna Atkins] and dare I say this gangster approach. Where does it come from? It was never a part of British life before quite to this extent.
A second question – what has also altered at regional and council level in that time frame which is different to before?
Answer is Common Purpose – leading beyond authority, weaselling its way into every major office. You might say it’s the thuggish EU way of doing things and that’s a valid argument too or the court’s new ultra-leniency on true crims [who might have their human rights breached] but I can’t help thinking that in these domestic matters, it’s this CP influence. Always I go back to that Scottish Arts Council meeting, Middleton’s “little jerk” comment and her swaggering notion of legitimacy.
Older readers might point to the lines of police in the winter of discontent, so brute force is not unknown in these islands but note who the government was at the time. People say the era of not caring for anyone came in with Thatcher but look at when the major downturns have come, with one exception – Ted Heath and his sellout to the now-EU. Who killed off the coal industry? Who killed off Liverpool?
I was talking with the stationmaster the other day about developments and he and his colleagues were in no doubt about the situation, laying it at the feet of Roy McNulty.
The first major change is the bringing in [parachuting] of hundreds of young women direct into management positions over line managers and other experienced hands, mainly male. He himself has three managers at various levels now, all of them women, all new, none having prior experience coming up through the ranks in the railways and all having similar sounding titles – their jobs are pen-pushers at head office.
The other development is that stationmasters are being replaced by technology in the next two years. The enforcement teams will be the only ones left and ticket sellers will be entirely replaced with the new machines they’ve begun to introduce – vending machines have been there a long while as an alternative but these new ones are a replacement. The idea, of course, is to replace human interference, except at head office level, where the public have no contact.
I’m not putting this one down to CP but it’s interesting that the trends are the same in all those fields – increasing difficulty for any of us to be attended to by real people in real time and a dearth of human contact and the moving of everything from utilities bills to shopping online, let alone the automation of telephone enquiries [if you want … please press one, we’re recording this call to improve our service to you]. The loss of human jobs is a natural consequence of all that, unless you live in India.
And where will all but skeleton staff go? What will be their income thereafter? Interesting that they can achieve this in the workplace but not in government. So there will be this phenomenon of skeleton staffs of the indoctrinated who’ve proved their compliance in head offices, a vast unemployed former workforce, the loss of a huge taxbase, outsourcing to India and so on for those things requiring a human presence and where will government revenue come from?
There is an answer but that gets into a whole other discussion. One thing which is clear is that the native people of these islands are slowly becoming the new yahoo class – uneducated, PC-enriched and compliant. Frankly, the hidden enemy is achieving what two world wars could not and what is this country doing? Snoozing or biting its nails alternately, not knowing which way to turn.
They can start by kicking out the Big 3 next election time.