Saturday, February 23, 2008

La differance!

We may not see eye to eye with our French partners but when they want to they can have a firm approach to dealing with a problem.
This sort of action seems to me to be something a little lacking in our approach to those on our estates who occasionally give us major public disorder.
Can you imagine any politician in this country ordering that sort of response?

I recall the last spate of street disturbances being dealt with by much public handshaking with community leaders by politicians with an eye on their constituency majority....partnership..working together ..blah blah.

Early raids.. doors being put in?.. don't think so.

Critics say Sarkozy is just putting up a 'security show' with an eye on keeping the electorate happy. Good luck to him.

And coming up with a quote such as a 'war without mercy' on crime?
That sounds far too confrontational for the mealy-mouthed wasters who run this country.
If we want a response to a crime problem we get a media push of reheated never going to work initiatives.. actually physically doing something..nah!

And a special 'bulletproof and fireproof anti gang car'..! I bet there would be a few pushing and shoving in the parade room on that briefing to get the keys and a chance to drive that baby.

4 Comments:

Blogger Whichendbites said...

War without mercy........
Tough on crime...........now that sounds a bit familiar.

There is a bit of a trend emerging here.

Time will tell who was talking out of their backside and who was making unrealistic political statements.

Somehow they both sound pretty familiar.

The difference is not what the authorities say but how much the people let them get away with.

Certainly in France that is the difference. Roll on the next blockade or national strike to show how ineffective the French authorities really are. The one thing they have kept since the revolution is the people power and the country population visit the metropolis to show them how displeased they really are.

Ours just talk about things as though they are really making some form of progress whilst we all know itis a load of tosh.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

WEB
Fair point.
I agree the politicians in France do have a different perspective when the 'General populace' blockade /strike.But in terms of a firm response to the activities of the outer suburbs of the French metropolis...I think they have us cold.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Noddy said...

The French always do things differently.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

Mon Dieu!
But still they are too direct!

We would ask the locals for their opinions via questionnaire and meetings to establish if they would rather die elsewhere.

4:35 PM  

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