Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
For many years we have had police authorities consisting of the great and the good, and elected representatives. I fail to see how one elected, highly paid police chief is going to make the police more accountable, especially if that chief is John Prescott or some other failed politico.
The only argument anybody has put to me in favour was that being elected will make them accountable to us. Oh yes, just like the elected government?
To date we have had no information from the state about this mammoth breakthrough in democracy, so it is highly unlikely that I will be voting in November to put whatever nitwit stands onto yet another highly paid gravy train.
Maybe somebody could persuade me otherwise.