Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Over 22 Thousand Protesting British Police March Through The Streets Of London

23 January 2008

Over 22 Thousand Protesting British Police March Through The Streets Of London

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Boy, oh, boy!

Now, this
IS what we call news!



Who knew there were still so many sets of balls swinging among so many of our best-of-British 'bobbies'?


Police in protest rally over pay

Police officers gather to demonstrate over pay

An estimated 22,000 [plus] police officers are marching in central London in a protest over pay.



Read the ar rest of this (riotous), report right here.

*(Cross posted at Appletree)

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9 Comments:

Anonymous whoever said...

BLOODY HELL !!!!!!!!

2:43 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

Bloody hell, indeed.

I can't remember anything like this ever happening before.

3:10 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

'Strewth, Richard. Talk about big trouble brewing.

Btw, {unless I'm half asleep} there's no mention I that can find in US lamestream media of this. Maybe they're afraid of putting ideas in the minds of their own people, eh?

3:18 pm  
Anonymous Charles said...

I see theyre marching past their bosses|paymasters in the Home Office but not Parliament. Nor Buckingham Palace. What a pity - they definitely SHOULD have done.

3:23 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

I just found this police forum where the boys in blue themselves, are talking about this.

3:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all seriousness, even though these cops are not exactly a howling mob of "rioting anarchists" ~ Brown and his boys should see this is as a very worrying [and very strong] signal.

Politicians ignore stuff like this at their peril.

5:21 pm  
Anonymous tarbo said...

Let 'em like it or lump it. Everyone else has to. Besides, these same guys would kick you all round the town if you were on a demo or march against any cause they didn't agree with.

10:04 pm  
Anonymous dutch said...

The British government reneged on an arbitrator's decision? Arbitrators' decisions are considered binding, or else you don't have arbitration you have mediation. Here in the US that would be legitimate grounds for legal action with every expectation that the arbitrators decision would be implemented by court order. So the government's decision is very likely to be overturned by the courts. If not, the UK stands for some serious labor problems with its public employees. They will be much more likely to move to strike instead of arbitration in the future.

11:08 pm  
Anonymous MEC said...

I wish people in the U.S. understood that mass action like this shows that unions can't be bullied. We've been letting the Busheviks walk all over us.

But then, I suspect that at least some of the reason for the backbreaking schedules and lack of paid time off is to keep workers too busy and too tired to stand up for ourselves.

3:50 pm  

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