Einstein : Not everything that can be counted counts. And not everything that counts can be counted.

Monday, 14 May 2007

An MP's work is never done.

Crime in Britain is far worse than we think. Just how do we know that ? Well you don't sit around on your arse talking about it for a start. You get up off your arse and do something about it. Just like MP for Monmouth, David DAVIES has done. He became a Special Constable for the British Transport Police and is committed to work 2, 8 hour shifts a month. He has fitted this in amongst his busy work schedule. The first thing he learnt was that only the criminals appear to have any rights. Forget the idea that the criminal justice system is victim based. It does not appear to be the case. He admits that things are far worse that people realise and that much of the blame can be laid at the door of politicians like him. He recognises that most officers want to be away from desks and out on the streets.

Whatever your views are, fair play to the bloke for getting off his arse and having a look for himself, irrespective of any other motives anyone else thinks he might have. At least he has been out there to see for himself. See the Mail on Sunday, 13th May P62-63 for the full article
by the man himself.

1 comment:

The Thin Blue Line said...

The cynical people might suggest that he's only doing it to enhance his own profile. And I suppose only he knows.
But at least he's putting his money where his mouth is. If a few more politicians spent time with us on a mad weekend shift, or with nurses at A&E or paramedics struggling to meet their commitments then at least their decisions would be more informed.
I won't hold my breath though. That said, David Davies deserves credit for showing the way.