Wednesday, 24 June 2009

An Epiphany


Hopefully, my last two posts on The Need for Justice clearly set out my values and principles, together with the reasons (naive reasons perhaps) as to why I joined the Police Service. To date, I've never been affiliated with any politcal party because none of them espouse the philosophical principles I hold. That was until I came across a web-site via Katabasis that is.

Unfortunately, as a serving police officer, it is a disciplinary offence for me to become politically active. Nor should I publically promote the viewpoint of any particular party because this may not represent the views of the Utopian Police Force. What a shame. I strongly discourage any of you from clicking on the links on this page (which I didn't put on here) and, if you do, well, it's nothing to do with me. I don't agree with their views as a serving police officer, even though as a citizen I do agree with them. However, I don't have the same rights as an ordinary citizen.


So, whatever you do, don't join this party and never, ever, stand for selection within that party as a candidate in any of the general, local and European Elections, because I can't say I'd like to see this party win. And I can't say that I would vote for them.

Even though I would.


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17 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Maybe you should ask Ms Harman to get the law changed. Seems like a clear case of inequality to me.

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  2. I can understand why police officers are not allowed to stand for election while they are serving, because there might be a conflict of interest, but you should certainly be allowed to be a party member and to express - as a private citizen - your political views.

    IMHO

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  3. Well, the Libertarian crew sound at first glance very much like the Conservatives to me.

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  4. Well if the Tories sounded like LPUK, LPUK wouldn't exist.

    Just found your blog, by the way, TTP.
    Good show.

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  5. Comservatives and Libertarians are very different; compared to Libertarians, the Tories are very authoritarian and want a much bigger state.

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  6. lol, I should check my spelling before pressing Post :D

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  7. You're just too brave - not only do you carry on posting, but you do it about politics as well.

    Death wish...

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  8. Bertie -'tis true. If the LPUK sound like Conservatives, it's because they are conservatives, not like the Conservatives who have since lost ther way, but as they used to be decades ago. It was always a conservative principle to allow for the maximum freedom of the individual without interference from the State. It was also imperative that the nation's established customs be protected, and that any progression be in a response to change, not pre-empted through failed social experiments we see today. I suppose I am a conservative, but not a Conservative, if you get my drift?

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  9. Does anyone else consider this post to be sailing too close to the wind? Although this is a police officer's blog, it's still a personal blog - my personal blog. Thoughts please...

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  10. I don't see how it's sailing close to the wind. You're as entitled to an opinion as much as anyone else is; the only way I can think of them being able to fault you would be if you were to hold a public press conference in full tunic order and endorse LPUK in your role as a representative of your constabulary.

    Nightjack's force claimed that their only issues with him were that there was a possibility of his stories being linked to actual victims/suspects. They avoided commenting on his political views, as they probably would on yours.

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  11. LH - yes I do understand what you mean. However in the absence of a LP candidate at the general election.....
    I might have a look at their page in more detail some time.

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  12. We will have a candidate at Norwich North His name is Thomas Burridge and at 18 he is the youngest ever PPC

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  13. Not so sure about some of their policies under law and order - abolishing PCSOs is a good one but it also seems they want to do a lot of "increasing" this and that whilst abolising income tax.

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  14. Glad to have you on the team!

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  15. and aboosing PCSOs would be a good thing would it?...17'000 uniformed officers unemployed and off the street?

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