Arse kicking for @kthopkins

Dave Hasney:

It would appear that @kthopkins got a new arse ripped for her opinionated views on #depression

Originally posted on J BARLOW:

Dear Katie,

Earlier today it came to my attention that you had tweeted your opinions about depression – the biggest mental health issue that faces this country, bar your ignorance.

Many believe that the opinions you spout are nothing more than a cry for attention much like when a dog defecates for the attention of its owner, which ironically is a form of separation anxiety.

When I read your tweets I was not surprised that you had decided to shit on the floor in the hopes of a reaction – Something you have done many times and will probably continue to do until you fade away into obscurity.
Unfortunately this is not the Big Brother house so you cannot be voted out and we cannot turn you down as you did to Lord Alan Sugar – because, like a bad smell you return to fill the nose of society with…

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The Future Shape Of The Police Service – The Survey Results

Dave Hasney:

What do you want from future policing? See the results of this survey. Although it isn’t ” the most scientific survey you’ll ever come across” the answers are still valid.

Originally posted on RetiredAndAngry:

Firstly I would like to thank every single one of you that took a few minutes to answer the questions. About 165 of you took the time to answer the questions, although not everybody answered all the questions, but at least it has given me a better idea of what YOU the Public want the shape of the Police Service to be, a heartfelt Thank You.

It hasn’t been the most scientific survey you’ll ever come across but it’s methodology is just as valid as some of the Milky Bar Kid’s surveys, so I hope that’s OK.

The Polls are now closed, don’t try voting now as your might not be counted (trust me, it won’t)

So, here goes, these are YOUR answers to my questions;

A police pay committee recommends cutting the starting salary for officers to £19,000. Is this:-
No of Votes Percentage
Too Little 130 77%
Too…

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Purdah – Have We Lost The Plot?

Dave Hasney:

‘Purdah’ should not and hopefully does not have any impact on policing…end of.

Originally posted on RetiredAndAngry:

Cate Moore has already written a piece on Purdah and what it entails, so I shall not bore you by repeating it.

I do, however, question the application of Purdah, and I appreciate that Cate does not necessarily agree with my views on this matter.

Having looked Purdah up, it seems to originate from the early 20th Century.

According to the House of Commons Library;

The term “purdah” is in use across central and local government to describe the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on the activity of civil servants are in place. The term ‘pre-election period’ is also used.”………..”Guidance is issued to civil servants on the principles that they should observe in relation to the conduct of Government business in the pre-election period; the guidance for the pre-election period in 2015 was issued on 30 March 2015.”…………..”There is statutory guidance…

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