OUR feeble cops are now openly betraying the public they are paid to serve.
Their scandalously useless “policing” of Extinction Rebellion’s motorway-squatting numbskulls is a disgrace to the uniform.
It was bad enough taking hours to make arrests and get roads moving. But one cop HELPED these morons block the M25 and inflict hardship on others.
Why? Because he was worried for THEIR safety as they trespassed on the motorway. What about the law? What about the wellbeing of drivers trapped yet again in monstrous tailbacks?
Other officers even shielded the grateful eco-dolts from the abuse they richly deserved from paralysed commuters.
Have our police chiefs lost their minds? They are meant to protect the public from criminals, not the reverse.
Their willingness to apply the law with any vigour looks shamefully skewed by their personal support for some causes over others. Imagine the instant justice they would dish out to anyone protesting on a motorway in support of some non-woke grievance.
Yet day after day groups like Extinction Rebellion brazenly flout the law — inflicting misery and huge economic damage — with near impunity.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has now summoned chief constables for a “dressing down” via video call. Good. But Government anger is not enough. She and the Justice Secretary must force police to prevent these illegal disruptions to our lives, whatever it takes.
And they must empower our courts to hand out properly deterrent punishments, fully reflecting the harm done by these self-righteous and delusional idiots.
Step up, docs
A RUPTURED Achilles tendon is a serious and painful injury needing urgent treatment and months of recovery.
It’s grim enough for the able-bodied, let alone a one-legged amputee. Yet Gulf War veteran Ben Elton only got a phone call from his GP, weeks later.
The NHS has done an admirable job during the pandemic. But too many GPs still rely heavily on phone and video calls, as they have since Covid struck. As Dr Carol Cooper says opposite, many patients need to be seen in person.
With most of us now double-jabbed, doctors must return to near normality.
Give us break
AT long last! A straightforward go/no-go system for holidays is music to our ears.
Why foul it up by demanding double-jabbed travellers pay for normally free lateral flow tests — which must be supervised? Will that really ease our stricken national finances, or cut infections imported from abroad? We doubt it.
The travel industry is on its knees. Why chuck more obstacles in its path?
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