Wednesday, 29 July 2009
The news that Police chiefs have banned police officers from wearing Union Flag badges in support of British troops because they have received a complaint that these badges are "offensive" does not surprise me in the slightest. These tiny badges, that cost £1 with the proceeds going to charity, must really offend the sort of politically correct types that now infest the UK's police at the highest levels. 12 years of Labour government and the political interference in the police that that has involved, alongside the twin cultures of political correctness and appeasing minority views have left the UK's police forces unsure as to their priorities or their loyalties. Any incoming Conservative government as well as clearing up the financial mess that Gordon Brown will leave in his wake, will also have to take radical action to reverse many of the social policies that have weakened the cohesiveness of the UK itself.