Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Quotes of the Day

by Charles Pooter

“But as a uniformed officer available for deployment I would spend over half of my time writing in the office. Eighty per cent of what I did was a waste of time. There comes a point where you think, ‘This isn't really why I joined’.

Around 50 per cent of my job is clerical, 40 per cent of it is social work and 10 per cent is trying to catch criminals.”
— PC Stuart Davidson, AKA PC David Copperfield.
“However, the hon. Gentleman is living in cloud-cuckoo-land if he thinks that that is all that happens in policing—and I would not believe ‘PC David Copperfield’ either, because that is more of a fiction than Dickens.”
Tony McNulty MP (Home Office).
“Wanker! When you have somebody spelling out the problems and so fed up they are leaving the country you should be listening and not stoking your arrogance by assuming you know better.

This country is a madhouse. Let me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


Ann O'Dyne said...

re "This country is a madhouse.
Let me out !!"

Situation in Australia similar.

... e me the location to follow when you've found a country which is not a madhouse.
So far, New Zealand looks OK.
Whadda ya think?

Charles Pooter said...

Well Copperfield has moved to Canada, which in some ways is more Social Democrat that the UK. The difference is that their politicos are probably more competent managers (though I'm sure many Canadians would probably disagree). Yeah, I've considered moving to New Zealand before now, but I doubt I ever really would.