Noble Cause Corruption is an honourable person. I am concerned for the well-being of officers facing danger and criminality at every turn with ever decreasing resources, lack of numbers and lack of equipment. However, for me, it is the lack of support from senior officers which is my main motive for reporting through the blogging medium. At the same time I expect to receive support from my National Federation who I have faith in to get the best deal possible in these austere times. How then has this happened? In a follow up to the debacle that was the overturning of the wholesale theft of money from Police Pensioners injured in the line of duty you may find it sickening to know that Mr. Gilbert, author of the (now unlawful) guidance is retired from the civil service and is engaged as a ‘pensions consultant’ by the Police Federation. This has come to me through a third party who has interest in the overruling of the Police Pensions Theft. Serving officers might like to know that the Federation is taking care to employ such high-quality professionals. Injury pensioners have over the last few years received some supportive publicity in some places to great effect. Nothing works more effectively against public bodies than sheer embarrassment and ridicule. I wonder what value a defector can bring to the table?
In a second pensioner issue, Greater Manchester Police Authority have unanimously decided to rule that A19 should not be used in Manchester to reduce those officers who have already qualified for a police pension. The ruling means that those officers still in service who have significant skills and abilities can remain in post without a loss of those skills in one fell swoop. It would have been interesting to see whether the A19 ruling was applied arbitrarily across the board as the the Chief Constable of this force has more than 30 years service and therefore could be for the chop. The strong money was on the odds which favoured that only the lower ranks would be dispensed with because Captain Constable Fahy has his own special employment arrangements with the Police Authority. After all, with a competent captain at the helm in calm waters, a ship would never run aground, would it, and neither would Greater Manchester Costa Concordia………….. ooops, sorry, I meant Greater Manchester Police.
Get Shafted and Carry On
Just to let everyone know who has emailed in for these T-Shirts, I have forwarded the emails to the relevant party who should be in touch very soon. Wear them with pride!