Do you want him running Cheltenham?
Well, we never thought Labour would go ahead with its supposed plan to allow direct elections to police authorities. And sure enough they've now canned the whole thing.
They reckon they can't go ahead because allowing such elections might "politicise" the police. Jacqui says:
"There is a real risk that something that is very important in British policing -about non-politicisation – is at risk of being undermined."As we all know, Westminster politicos hate the idea of real local democracy - who knows what rabble might take control? So once again they've decided the people can just get stuffed - if we don't like what's on offer from our Westminster oligopolists, too bad.
On BOM we remain fully committed to our elected local sheriffs (see many previous blogs). We think local policing should be directly accountable to local communities, and direct elections are by far the most powerful way of achieving that.
We also have much more confidence in the good sense of British voters than Labour have. Unlike them, we don't believe Westminster control is all that stands between us and Reinhard Heydrich running Cheltenham.
This is a classic example of our Commissariat insider elite ensuring that the people remain firmly on the outside. And that our police are bound ever more tightly into serving the state.