Always nice to see a balanced weather prediction, as opposed to the ‘shock horror’ tactics of the emotive tabloid press…
Originally posted on Met Office News Blog:
A Tropical Storm called Bertha, which is currently in situated off the east coast of the US, could head towards Europe over the next week – so what’s the outlook?
Forecast tracks for Bertha, which was a hurricane but has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, suggest it will head north – staying offshore from the eastern coast of the US before turning to track east across the Atlantic.
While all forecast models suggest the storm will head in the general direction of UK and continental Europe, there remains a lot of uncertainty about exactly what it will do.
One certainty is that as the storm heads north away from the very warm seas which drive its power, it will lose strength and become what’s known as an…
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How long can we realistically sustain an overall decline in police numbers before the sh1t really hits the fan???
Originally posted on RetiredAndAngry:
I’m not sure that I know the answer but I fear it may be the former, but some important people have yet to come up with some important answers.
Time to update an old favourite., Our Shrinking Police Service.
Where were we? Oh yes, back in 2012 The attention-grabbing headline back then was that 5,000 Police Officers had disappeared into the ether in the previous 12 months. So, how are we doing today? Well since then a further 6,191 have followed them.
Since the evil coalition came to power they have reduced the 43 Forces from 143,770 to 127,909 or 15,861 (11%) Police posts have GONE.
Many commentators have reported this today, but there is a bigger picture that I have yet to see reported prominently.
Our proud Police Family also includes Support Staff (civvies), PCSOs and Specials. How are they doing?
- Pre-Coalition – 79,296
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