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oldcopper

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oldcopper last won the day on October 17 2017

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  1. In an ideal situation the Chancellor should continue to wage war on the Nation's debt but in the interests of political expediency he may be forced to give concessions to the housing situation and the NHS etc. This will not improve our financial standing but in the world of politics I suspect it is the reality if the Conservatives are to have any chance of preventing Comrade Corbyn and Co coming to power.
  2. This type of behaviour has been common for many years in all walks of life and I can even remember many females who regarded it as acceptable. I served at one station very early in my service where it was the norm to upend female staff (police and civilian) and apply the station date stamp to a buttock or upper thigh. Such an event was usually celebrated by laughter from onlookers of both genders. On the first occasion I witnessed this rite of passage I remarked to a female clerkess, generally thought of as a bit of a prude, that I thought the proceedings probably amounted to indecent assault . She gave me a disdainful look and told me it was ``only a bit of fun.'' I might add that the recipient of the `stamping' also laughed loudly when she regained her footing and made no complaint whatsoever. She appeared to enjoy the event. Different times of course and what was acceptable then is obviously, and quite rightly, not acceptable now. However, what's done is done and instead of dwelling on dragging up such matters from the past I suggest that Parliament and other institutions of importance get on with the much more serious issues which they face today.
  3. Let us hope we are out of the EU soon and able to control the amount of immigration into the UK before our infrasture is adversely affected.,
  4. I very much doubt if the EU will actualy be in existence in 10 years time, never mind 20. The financial situation affecting many of the members states' banking systems and economies is fragile in the extreme and the appearently unstoppable numbers of immigrants and refugees from Third-World countries create a dire situation. And when it comes down to the wire the EU countries don't act as one when it doesn't suit them as evidenced by the immigrant problem. Some members states openly welcome immigrants while other go the opposite way and erect fences tyo keep them out. What a mess. We shall be well rid of oue EU membershipo when the time comes.
  5. That is pretty much the reason I voted to leave.
  6. And what are those legal obligations? So far as I am aware there in nothing in any legislation pertaining to membership of the EU which requires any member state to pay what is tantamount to an exit fee if they leave.
  7. All very good from a subjective point of view, but where will the vast amount of money come from to pay for this largesse?.
  8. Mehtinks the time is speedily appraoching when we should tell the EU what to do with their negotiations and walk away.
  9. The proper vetting of potential candidates for employment with the Police Service is of paramount importance for reasons which I believe are self-evident for the well-being of those already serving as well as the service in general. In recent times I am aware of candidates who WERE vetted falling far short of the standards required with disastrous results. The vetting process is far from perfect (not just in the Police Service) but if no vetting or vetting of an inferior standard of vetting is in vogue then the chances of recruiting `a wrong un' are surely much enhanced.
  10. This is an extremely worrying issue. Everyone seeking to enter the Police Service should be properly vetted. Failure to do so will inevitably result in individuals being accepted into the Service who should never to permitted to be employed by a police force. The potential for corruption is immense and irreparable damage could be done to the Service. We would do well to look at history to avoid mistakes. JOHN REGINALD HALLIDAY CHRISTIE, the serial killer of 10 Rillington Place infamy was permitted to join the Metropolitan Police during WWII with being properly vetted and despite having a notable criminal record including prison sentences. And look what happened as a result of that.
  11. I have little doubt that this officer's plea for offenders to think about the wider consequences of their actions will fall on deaf ears. The truth of the matter is that very few offenders give much thought about anything and continue to steamroller their way through their lives with complete and utter disdain for anyone other tyhan themselves. The paltry sentences handed out to them by the courts do little to focus their minds on the consequences of their actions and I am sorry to say this has been the case for many decades. Sadly, I see little chance of this situation altering in the future.
  12. oldcopper

    BBC: Violent crime up 18% in England and Wales

    Given the reduction in the number of police officers and the reduction of police budgets etc. I don't think we should be too surprised by this news.
  13. I don't envy you your job. I suspect those who criticise the staff in special schools are people who live in an airy fairy world and have never had to retrain anyone in their life.
  14. So how else can staff in these schools control the children in question when they become violent. Restraint of some sort must be necessary to control them in certain situations for the protection of all concerned, including the child who has become violent. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, some injuries will always be inflicted.
  15. oldcopper

    BBC: Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

    No surprises there then. However, the SNP dominated parliament only managed to achieve this result with support from the Scottish Green Party which tends to indicate the SNP do not have things entirely their own way. I have no doubt the PM will decline to run a second referendum on Scotland leaving the UK and the SNP will continue to neglect the governance of Scotland in pursuit of the destruction of the UK.