Turnabout is Fair Play

In a particularly amusing turn of events in the Police Federation’s dispute with the government over pay, the government is mulling over banning them from marching through Parliament Square on January 23rd on precisely the grounds with which they and the Metropolitan Police tried to ban the last Stop the War march. Apparently this makes them even more angry and distrustful of the government. Stinking hypocrisy – I didn’t hear a single word from them when the Met attempted to use this legislation against a demonstration which has never had a history of even accidental violence, yet on precisely those grounds it’s not ok to use against them? It’s also hilarious of course to see the Met, who themselves have actually themselves claimed to be ‘at war’ with the government over this pay dispute, banning their own brethren from demonstrating about it!


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