British Police Federation ultimatum to the Prime Minister but did it go far enough?
Massive fraud exists here in the UK involving senior executives from the corporate/ banking sectors, senior MP’s and members of the House of Lords.
Gordon Bowden and I have spent many years trying to bring this to the attention of the British public as being the root cause behind the global financial meltdown that is crippling Britain and the World.
We have repeatedly lobbied and emailed all the political parties, trade unions, including the Police Federation. Each time we approached a political meeting or approached a group of protestors the officials really did not want to know.. We have both even stood in from of our Local MP Christ Williamson with placards highlighting the main problem that is causing this massive downturn that is resulting in thousands of job losses across industry and the public sector.
All of these knew and did nothing
Many times we have both hounded members of Parliament by attending their regional promotions………as was the case in Nottingham when all the key figures from the opposition assembled for a major event. No only did we hand them some of our vital forensic evidence but also took photographs of this information formally being handed over as one can see from the above photographs and yet still no action was taken.
At the last event that took place in the centre of Derby (one city that has been badly hit with job losses and cut backs) I actually followed one of the delegates when he walked through the streets asking him why he and others are not addressing the root cause of our demise……….His comments were “we have over a million members and he has to focus on looking after all their needs.” My response was “if many more of your members loose their jobs you will not have any members and that he himself would become unemployed”
It became clear to me that all these politicians and union officials have their own political agenda that certainly has nothing to do with representing those members who put them in office and who pay their salaries
Time and time again I keep repeating the same question: “If I could prove to you that billions if not trillions of pounds were being siphoned out of the British economy and that it was this alone that is causing the problem, would you be interested in allowing Gordon Bowden and I to come along and give you and your members a full presentation”……..the response was beyond comprehension and in some cases was rather pathetic.
Ranjit Banwait a not so well informed Derby City Councilor who also did nothing
I approach one local councillor Ranjit Banwait, whom I have approached many times before and repeatedly told him of many issues and his last response was I am only a councillor and represent the Boulton Ward……….this man was so far removed from the realities of life I found his knowledge base to be almost non existent!!……he did not even give any thought to the fact that two major companies in Derby were either closing down or moving some production overseas , despite the fact that many of those workers actually live in his district……..such is the state of politics in this country.
I found this letter that published in the Police Oracle dated 14th May 2012 by Nic Brunetti:
The march on May 10 culminated in the Police Federation of England and Wales handing in a letter to 10 Downing Street to outline its concerns about government austerity measures and the Winsor Review. A federation spokesman said the letter was more than just a gesture following the march – as the government itself seemed unclear on the Fed’s position.
Dear Prime Minister,
We write to you as the statutory representatives of 135,000 police officers in England and Wales to inform you of the morale crisis amongst our membership.
In recent months we have been inundated with telephone calls and correspondence from police officers who are angry, dismayed about their future, and completely demoralised. Through the introduction of the Winsor reviews they feel they are being
treated differently and more harshly than any other public sector workers. They accept that the police service must share some of the financial burden of the economic crisis but feel they have been unfairly singled out and targeted by your Government.
For decades, successive Governments have respected the fact that police officers have restrictions on their private lives and work lives; whether that is restrictions on where an officer may live, the requirement to intervene in incidents when off-duty, or
the fact that their hours of duty, rest days and annual leave can be changed or cancelled if operational reasons dictate. Your Government has broken this ‘covenant’; pushing ahead with the Winsor recommendations demonstrates a view that that there should be no protection of police officers’ terms and conditions or recognition of their unique employment status as holders of the office of constable.
In addition, proposed changes to privatise core policing functions will transform the British police service from one based on policing by consent, and that is the envy of the world, to a body of officers unable to develop and deliver policing skills other than the use of coercive force. Your ministers have given us assurances that they agree with us that the independent Office of Constable is the bedrock of policing; however, that independence is threatened with the proposed introduction of compulsory severance whilst the privatisation of policing will expose the public to an unaccountable second-tier of law enforcement.
Today thousands of police officers have taken a day’s holiday to come to London in their own time to make their voices heard. Many say they feel so under-valued that they are seriously thinking about leaving the police service.
This is an important and challenging year as we embark upon the biggest policing and security operation we have witnessed in this country; the 2012 Olympic Games. We are genuinely concerned that public safety will be jeopardised in the future if large numbers of police officers leave the service.
We would welcome an urgent meeting with you to discuss what we can do to avert this national crisis.
PAUL MCKEEVER, CHAIRMAN
IAN RENNIE, GENERAL SECRETARY
However, as I have already pointed out all the politicians and unions are totally ignoring the main problems that are causing these austerity measures and massive cut backs and job losses and I have to say the Police Federation is no exception.
There is an answer ……if the Serious Fraud Office did their job correctly all the missing wealth of this country could be returned under the Proceeds of Crime Act which gives the Police the authority to recover all the money, luxury homes and cars etc from these fraudster and put that money back into the countries bank account.
Can you imagine that the US sent $15 trillion in three tranches to the HSBC in London who then sent it to the Royal Bank of Scotland and it simply went missing!!!
Prime Minister, David Cameron managed to siphon off £17.8 million of tax payers money and that is even recorded in Hansard and no one to this day has had to account for it………now you can see how openly arrogant these fraudster have become.
One must also state that it is every Unions responsibility to represent their union members in looking after their best interests and more importantly preserving their wages and jobs and it is clear that this is certainly not the case.
So back to the massive police protest march on the 10th of May 2012 and what the marchers did not know was the fact that their leaders and all their regional representatives were clearly told of the true reason of their woes and did absolutely nothing about it……..just to prove my point here is one such email I sent to some of the Police Federation delegates and representatives who did not even have the courtesy to acknowledge receipt of my email.