I know the police are subject to all sorts of indignities by this and the previous government, but a story that caught my eye this morning simply took the biscuit. For the life of me I cannot understand why they employ this woman and why they have allowed her such power to make a mockery of themselves.
It’s enough to make the hard men of the Sweeney choke on their cigars and double whiskies.
Scotland Yard officers have been asked to enter a poetry competition on the theme of ‘gender equality’.
The prize is a chance to have ‘elevenses’ with the Met’s head of diversity Denise Milani, who is renowned in Britain’s biggest police force for her touchy-feely initiatives.
Officers are told their poems must focus on ‘recruitment, retention or progression’ at the Yard, creating a ‘gender-sensitive working environment’ or ‘successfully managing gender-diverse teams’.
They must also provide Miss Milani, 54, with insight on the progress made with the ‘Gender Agenda’ from a male or female perspective and suggest a ‘positive vision’ for the Met.
Details of the extraordinary competition were leaked to the Police Inspector blog, prompting a furious reaction from serving officers who accused the Met of wasting taxpayers’ money.
Is it too much to ask that the met just sack this woman and get on with actually policing London? Come to that would it not be possible to do the same should any of her ilk haunt various forces throughout the country?
What most people want is for the police to act as a deterrent against criminal behaviour, deal with crime and assist in public order. They don’t expect them to be wasting their time doing poetry competitions at work or providing some idiot woman with “insight on the progress made with the ‘Gender Agenda’ from a male or female perspective and suggest a ‘positive vision’ for the Met.”
The directorate promotes the recognition of the Met’s minority employees – dealing with gender, disability, sexual orientation, age and faith as well as race. It has a total of 36 staff.
36 f*cking wasters sucking at the ratepayers teat, providing a service that I suspect is neither wanted or desired by the majority of both cops and ratepayers and the woman in charge has been there since 1999 thank you Red Ken, thank you very much indeed as this has all the hallmarks of one of your lunatic schemes to give work to the deserving minorities, though of course I might be wrong and it’s the work of that other buffoon Ian Blair.
If you ever needed an example of just why we should have a revolution and hang anyone we can get too in the powers that be and the politically correct sections of the various drains on the public purse throughout the UK, this has to be it.
I am for once utterly gobsmacked.
*Apologies to the wonderful Sir Terry Pratchett who at least in the shape of Sam Vimes recognises what a real policeman does.