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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

The police should not be a profit centre

In response to an FT article by Helen Warrell on 21st May 2015, entitled 'David Cameron to announce crackdown on illegal immigrant labour'

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3cd35d2e-ff1f-11e4-84b2-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz3akaPdDqx

On the same day as Ms May advises the police to stop 'crying Wolf' about lack of funding, Mr Cameron says he's giving police the power to seize cash. 

We seem to be following the US model of turning the police into a profit centre. Personally, that's not the sort of police force I wish for.  I prefer officers of the law to be public spirited and 'targeted' on helping the community by responding to what's happening 'now'...not drawing up monthly plans of how they can hit their revenue targets.

James Gorman says the 'committee to save the world' didn't get enough credit

The Patriot Act is not patriotic