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Pigs In Muck

by | 22nd, October 2003

‘THERE are now more police officers in Britain than ever before or so Home Secretary David Blunkett claimed at the Labour party conference earlier this month.

‘I solved a crime once…’

Not good enough, replied the Tories. If we get into power, we will add an additional 40,000 officers, presumably of the flying variety.

But what will these new policemen and policewomen do all day?

One thing they won’t do, judging by yesterday’s figures, is solve crimes.

Despite increasing manpower, the Times reports this morning that three-quarters of police forces actually solved a lower proportion of crimes last year than the year before.

And as part of its commitment to open government, the Home Office is happy to tell us where we should go if we want to mug old ladies and get away with it.

First of all, we would like to warn all lags that crime doesn’t pay in Devon &

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