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Why did the Tories need G4S when they have police marksmen on Manchester rooftops?

Why did the Tories need G4S when they had police marksmen on Manchester rooftops?

Am I in the Twilight Zone? Have I arrived on an alternative-dimension planet Earth? Monday at the Conservative Party Conference was just plain weird. Surreal even.

We had the tasteful experience of the Health Secretary and public-sector-plunderer-extraordinaire, Jeremy Hunt, telling everybody what a great idea it is to cut tax credits because it will make people work like a slave-labour force in Communist China.

We heard the Tories getting their underwear in knots about the security practises of Group 4 Securicor… G4S has a startling history of blunders, such that any intelligent Government would normally run a mile before awarding it a contract. It therefore goes without saying that the present Government keeps awarding it contracts, and the Tory Party also keeps using G4S to provide security at its Conference every year. It could allow the police to sort that side of things out, but that would mean depending on the public sector when there is a private sector option available, and, well, that is just not an option, is it?

In the evening, Jeremy Corbyn addressed the public outside Manchester Cathedral without any barriers at all, and with just fifteen minutes’ work, he dominated the day – during the Conservative Party Conference.

Source: Have I Followed Alice Through The Looking Glass? | TheCritique Archives

Here’s a point: If the Tories hired G4S to handle security at their conference, why were there police marksmen at the public march/demonstration against them on Sunday?

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12 thoughts on “Have I Followed Alice Through The Looking Glass? | TheCritique Archives

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      So now I can argue overkill, can’t I? 🙂
      (In fact, it was perfectly possible to do that already, due to the presence of police marksmen on rooftops during the march on Sunday).

      1. Martin Odoni

        Well yes, just the fact they had rifles was overkill. Half the policemen on the streets had semi-automatics as well. It was like they were expecting Cromwell and the Roundheads to come galloping along Whitworth Street.

  1. Michael Broadhurst

    Dear Mike.
    i may be mistaken but doesn’t Theresa May’s husband have some sort of connection
    with G4S.i seem to have it in the back of my mind that i read something about this some
    time ago.
    if its true it would explain a lot.

      1. Michael Broadhurst

        hi Mike
        is there any way of finding out if he is ?
        i have read somewhere that G4S has a contract in i think Israel where
        they are in charge of political prisoners who are being tortured.
        surely worth exploring ?

  2. Bill Kruse

    So if I buy a tank, army surplus or whatever, it’s fine for me to take it to the conference, is it, if it’s just for observation from it? 🙂

  3. Michael Broadhurst

    are all the drastic police cuts being made because this crooked govt want all policing
    done by G4S,in light of the fact that Lincolnshire police awarded them a 200m contract
    in 2012,and also because of Theresa May and her husbands shareholding interest in
    the same company,and also the fact that he is/was a director of the company ?

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