One of the more colourful attack lines the BBC is running against the Conservatives is that it is out for “revenge” against the good and kindly Police Federation ! The hilarious accusation that this Government is out to be “kind to criminals, kick a cop” is solemnly repeated by the BBC and the implication is made that Conservatives are out to undermine UK Policing. Naturally during the Golden Labour years, all was well and the Police were highly motivated by the “tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime” soundbite which Labour decided was a good substitute for actually doing anything. Of course the BBC is very sympathetic to the Police Federation and never more so when it seeks to confront the Conservative Party. That also explains why the oleaginous Sir Hugh Orde gets such an easy ride when he comes on to propagandise on behalf of ACPO. It’s only when Police talk about policing that the BBC starts to feel uncomfortable.
HATING THE POLICE
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