H M Inspector Of Constabulary has warned that because of the cuts necessary to bring runaway public spending under control before the government deficit takes us into the territory currently occupied by Greece, Spain and Portugal, the boys in blue will no longer be able to protect the public (BBC News Police Service Worsened By Cuts).

Several points occur to Little Nicky about this.

(1) How long it it since the police could be arsed making the streets safe for the old, weak and vulnerable to walk. And if you were beaten up and robbed in your own home how long is it since you could expect any reponse from the police beyond PCSO Tiny Littlebottom coming round on his Raleigh Chopper two days later to give you some leaflets on victiom counseling.

(2)As the many faced beast that is the poliical left start kicking off about this, let us not forget that it was New Labour that decided all crims are victims of society and so the victims of crime are as guilty as the perps. And who was it decided that to dish out penalties appropriate to the severity of their crimes violated their human rights?

(3) As Little Nicky regularly runs up against lefties who yearn for the New Wold Order federalisation of Europe and a totalitarian global government and are wringing their hands, wailing and gnashing teeth at the prospect that we might be heading for a more distant relationship with the New World Order European Union it is my duty to point out that the 40 million a day we stump up to fund the gravy train riding bureaucrats of Brussels whose fat cattery makes even the greed of the most bastardish banker look positively anorexic could put a lot of coppers on the beat.

(4) The whining of H M Inspector Of Constabulary reflects nothing but self interest from senior coppers. Who was it took officers off the beat and out of patrol cars and put them to work issuing speeding fines, ASBOs and accompanying fines, parking fines, fines for this, fines for that and fines for possessing a threatening beard. The percentage of police officers who are actually assingned to crime fighting and crime prevention is pathetically small. The percentage assigned to revenue collection, bean counting and paper shuffling is gobsmackingly large.

(5) What effing cuts. Not one penny has yet been cut from public spending. Only the planned increases have been cut.