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We all knew the day would come when the Tories would try to fob us off with privatised police rather than a proper service. That day is here.

The Evening Standard rather glowingly reports:

Britain’s first private police force is set to be rolled out across the nation following its success in three of London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods.

The force, called My Local Bobby, makes citizens arrests and can gather evidence to launch private prosecutions.

Clients who pay up to £200-a-month are given a direct line to a local officer, who they can also track on an iPad, and enjoy a meet-and-greet service from Tube stations or cars.

So you pay £200 per month for the protection of this organisation, while your neighbours can go whistle. And the state-run police can’t help because they have been starved of funds while the Home Office tries to deport our fellow UK citizens.

Notice that it was piloted in three of London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. The aim is to make money, not to tackle crime.

It looks like a protection racket to This Writer. What do you think?


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