Best answer of the night by far and more importantly, true.
I've been saying to friends for years now that the Police do not police anymore, but are merely a reactionary force,
Plenty of them hanging about on the scene after a crime, but never about otherwise.
So well done Peter Hitchens for telling one of the most obvious truths about the Police.
They were indeed founded by Robert Peel to patrol the streets of London, in order to prevent crime and keep the peace.
And they have indeed given up policing the streets; hiding away, only to turn up after a crime has been committed.
They miss the whole point of being there in the first place, I.E. crime prevention by being on the streets in force and thus limit disorder.
By not doing so, instead they end up trying to attend to crimes they cannot undo, trying to satisfy a demand which is unlimited by way of their absence which simply will never end or be met.
Do not believe figures which say crime is going down; I could end all crime in the country tomorrow, simply by giving every single policeman in the country the day off.
Then, as there would be no one to record the crime, thus no recorded crime would have been committed on that day, according to the figures.
Easy when you know how to manipulate figures you see.
I have yet to publish an article about figures, but that will explain more in depth.
We all know crime is going up.
Peter Hitchens is great......just a pity more people don't listen to him.
He did say it was absurd to think that, at a time when the indigenous population of this country are short of housing, unlimited immigration would not have an adverse effect.
Some on the panel tried to disagree.
I'll put it in really easy terms for those people...........
Where are the people coming here going to live? They have to live somewhere.
So for every single extra person here tomorrow that is not here today, which (obviously) translates to an increase in the population, how can having more people to house not have an adverse effect on the availability of housing?
The more people you have, the more houses you need.
As we don't have enough for the people we have now, how can it help matters by having more people here?
It's not hard and Peter was bang on once again.
But then again, I don't think the people trying to deny this live next to asylum seekers! (See blog entry 'Illegal Immigrants' 26/10/15)