Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Brown 'Reheats' Neighbourhood Police Announcement

The government spin machine went into overdrive yesterday with the announcement of a "new" neighbourhood policing plan. All the TV and newspaper outlets lapped it up. Only it wasn't new at all. It is part of a government programme which has been rolled out since 2005, when it was first announced. These new neighbourhhod police teams are already inexistence (eg HERE). Why does the media always going along with these 'reheated' announcements?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the point when our prison are overflowing.No point in giving us a mobile phone number.
How come channel 5 can stage 'Banged up with Blunkett' in a disused prison in Scarborough when there is no space left for criminals?

Ed said...

I live in Lambeth and it is news to me that contact numbers and email addresses of local officers are available. I asked the police to deal with the anti-social behaviour on my estate and the reply was "it's not as bad as on the xxx estate, so no we aren't going to visit".

asquith said...

I get letters through the door encouraging me to complain about anti-social behaviour. My housemate complained about the council tenants across the road. The person who used to live here got the last lot evicted, apparently.

MattLondon said...

The photo would suit one of Guido's caption competitions!

Mind you, as a resident of Clapham it's good to see two of our local police officers not in a speeding car on the main road. Not much sign of them in the strets where we live.

Fially - the new web site is very jolly and colourful - but painfully slow to load - all those full colour icons down the right hand side perhaps?

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Ed, you need to use a bit of middle class elbow.

First, compile a diary of the anti-social behaviour. Present it to your local councillor and your MP, along with a note of the Police response. Network with action groups on problem estates and get ideas and success formulae.

Next. Move out of Lambeth. It's a sh!thole.

ranter said...

You must have had your letter from mike Fuller, the Sherriff of kent? Giving you all the contact details for your NPT in T-Wells? Every household in Kent should have. How much did that cost? How many ended up in the recycling bins? Pathetic waste of money and the 'team' phones keep going to voicemail, they have to or they'd never get any other work done or go to PACT/PC and a host of other pointless meetings. SPIN SPIN SPIN! Why if crime is going down???

Not a sheep said...

It is news because Gordon Brown says it is news. The BBC is not an impartial news outlet, it is the voice of the Labour party.

machiavelli said...

Because spindoctors are aware of the inate laziness of journalists, Iain.

Ed said...

Move out of Lambeth. It's a sh!thole.

My bit isn't, except for the rowdy knife-touting teenagers. No guns where I live (yet).

bebopper said...

Because editors and journalists are invited to 10 Downing Street and are made to feel important.
And, from time to time, they're given pathetic little "scoops".

Anonymous said...

"Why does the media always going along with these 'reheated' announcements?"

Because they're dribbling inadequates.

And lefty-fascist morons.