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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:50 pm 
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.....that the decision to force a Greater Manchester Police officer to resign after being spotted wearing a BNP badge at a football match in 2006 was an absolute disgrace?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Well, the police force is supposed to be apolitical.
Phhhhhhhh.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:12 pm 
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What about the met who drove Tony Blair around in marked 'police cars' hosting 'Vote Labour' posters in the windows during the 2005 General Election?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:35 pm 
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Al Bionic wrote:
.....that the decision to force a Greater Manchester Police officer to resign after being spotted wearing a BNP badge at a football match in 2006 was an absolute disgrace?

Was he out of uniform? Was it a local match and there was a chance he might be recognised as a serving police officer in the local force?
Questions. Questions.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:51 pm 
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old misery guts wrote:
Al Bionic wrote:
.....that the decision to force a Greater Manchester Police officer to resign after being spotted wearing a BNP badge at a football match in 2006 was an absolute disgrace?

Was he out of uniform? Was it a local match and there was a chance he might be recognised as a serving police officer in the local force?
Questions. Questions.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manc ... 650105.stm

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:01 pm 
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"This requirement extends into the private lives of police officers and police staff."


Doesn't matter if he was in uniform, recognisable, or in the privacy of his own garden shed. The roolz is de roolz. If you want the pay cheque, and a pretty hefty one it is too no doubt, paid for by we grumpy old men, then stick to the rules.

No problem with him having whatever political views he chooses, but I do have a HUGE problem with someone wanting that amount of cash out of my pocket every month being so monumentally thick as pig shit.

Stupid twatting trougher, hasn't even the intelligence to keep his snout in the trough.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:10 pm 
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So what about the police cars with vote labour stickers?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:11 pm 
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But is it not possible the badge was merely imploring Sir Alex Ferguson to........."Buy New Players"? :oops:


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Police Officers are subject to greater restrictions on what they may and may not do than, for instance, cabinet ministers. A police officer convicted of DWI will be dismissed, a junior minister promoted.

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Monkey1 wrote:
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"This requirement extends into the private lives of police officers and police staff."


Doesn't matter if he was in uniform, recognisable, or in the privacy of his own garden shed. The roolz is de roolz. If you want the pay cheque, and a pretty hefty one it is too no doubt, paid for by we grumpy old men, then stick to the rules.

No problem with him having whatever political views he chooses, but I do have a HUGE problem with someone wanting that amount of cash out of my pocket every month being so monumentally thick as pig shit.

Stupid twatting trougher, hasn't even the intelligence to keep his snout in the trough.
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Absolutely spot on. If chummie is that stupid to advertise his BNP membership ,his judgement elsewhere must be questioned. Man's a total doughnut.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:32 am 
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Is it just BNP lapel badges that are banned? Or all symbols of political parties. I too found it offensive that Ian Blair allowed New Labour stickers to be placed in Police Car windows, actually worse than a BNP sticker. Whilst I consider BNP to be misguided I find ZNL to be evil.

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It is a disgrace, Al B. Whilst I may understand to an extent if he was on duty and in uniform, but there is absolutely no reason why he should resign considering he was ‘caught’ wearing the badge off duty. What’s the problem? Can’t he or anyone else in the general public for that matter, choose to have their own political views? Has this become ‘naughty’ all of a sudden? Well, under a Labour government I know we now live in a nanny state where we can’t have our own views (particularly if they aren’t left wing), but this is taking things too far. Yet another example of our most basic of liberties being eroded away.

Why should Labour stickers be allowed in police cars, but off duty policemen are forced to resign for wearing a badge from an opposing party? It’s madness. There’s double standards here. Either all parties are allowed or ban the lot of them. Indeed, I find it very offensive that Labour appears to be allowed to get away with this, but the BNP isn't.

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