Thursday, 30 December 2010

As sure as eggs are eggs

Inspector Gadget posts that in 'Ruralshire', where he works, they have been told:
"...not to use the term “as sure as eggs are eggs”. Apparently this may upset any women listening, especially those who may suffer from fertility problems..."

1. Who decided to issue this directive?
2. What position in the police force does he/she hold?
3. What, exactly, is their job function?
4. What, exactly, is their function within the prevention/detection of crime scenario for which the  police are supposed to be employed?
5. Was this directive issued on that person's own initiative, or did this directive come from ACPO?
6. Why has no denouncement of this political correctness been issued by either Theresa May, Home Secretary, or Nick Herbert, Minister of State for Police/Justice? Is this an instance of the police actually informing the elected Home Secretary that whilst she 'may' suggest what should be done, the police will decide what is done? In the case of the latter individual - as an aside - one has to wonder if it is a case of 'Eades must', but again I digress.

Perhaps 6 above has not happened as both May and Herbert are saving their breath in view of this? Just who the hell are the police officers who consider themselves above that of the, I was going to use the term 'elected',  government - ACPO? 

Just asking...................


Mekusacuppa said...

It's madness, absolute madness! Will noone save us from this political correctness gone mad?

I enjoy reading your blog, please keep it up.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Witterings From Witney said...

M: thank you for your kind comments and wishes, and seasons greetings to you and yours too!

Anonymous said...

We thought that this would all go away, didn't we WfW.

This lot are as bad as the last.

riddler said...

BJ - yes this lot are as bad, but I think you underestimate the degree to which the massed ranks of "public service" has been infiltrated by this sort of nonsense.
The problem is that this thinking is hard wired into whole swathes of the public sector, and it'll take a lot more than our transient pols to eradicate it (assuming they have the inclination to do so). As an example, since WfW is referring to Inspector Gadget, there is the business of senior local plod still requiring the target info that Teresa May had declared no longer necessary.

Witterings From Witney said...

BJ: What riddler said.

riddler: the additional link refers to just the example you quote.