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Wednesday, 11 February 2009


I was just idly browsing, when I stumbled upon this on the Liberty website.

In the past decade the Home Office has spent 78% of its crime prevention budget on CCTV, before assessing its effectiveness in deterring or detecting crime.

78% of their crime prevention budget! No wonder you never see a Police Officer on the street. A quick look at the home office website to find that the cost for all those cameras came to a figure of £170,000,000.

If you look at the average Plods pay, that equates to over 5600 extra police we could have patrolling our streets.

Or , hell, 8500 PCSOs


  1. "A spokesman for the Met Office said this year has been nothing as bad as the big freeze of 1962/63, when it snowed from Christmas until March and was the coldest winter on record since 1740."
    Detective Superintendent Charles Moffat added: “Temperatures are predicted to remain low throughout the day and drivers need to
    remember that the going is extremely slippery.”
    And we pay the police to tell us this?

  2. They should stick to what they're not good at.


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