Monday, December 31, 2007

Threatening behaviour

Jan Berry, chairman of the Police Federation, has written an open letter to the Home Secretary, in which she says that her members are “angry and bitterly disappointed” that the police pay rise isn’t being back-dated. She continues:

I want to take this opportunity to offer an olive branch. It’s not too late to change course and stop this situation escalating. You know the mood of police officers, the public and many of your political colleagues. I can assure you, we have no intention of letting this go.

From what I hear, the pay claim seems reasonable. But this letter is some “olive branch”: we’re angry, so do what we want and we won’t cause trouble.

A graduate of the Middle East School of Compromise, Negotiation and Peacemaking?

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