Sunday, December 01, 2013

FED finally comes out....and

It was announced that there will be a creation of a committee during a reception at the House of Commons.


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However there will be NO warning of flash light photography as, quite frankly, I dont think anybody apart from the Constables Central Committee think its worth a jot.


'An advisory committee of former political and policing leaders will restore “healthy and productive communication” between the Police Federation and the government, it has been claimed.

The group, which will advise the staff association's Constables Central Committee (CCC) on current topics and issues relevant to policing, will be made up of former senior policing stakeholders who have “great credibility and a "proven track record in their field”.

The detail of who will sit on the committee and how it will work with the CCC are still being drawn up. It is understood that part of the members' role could include offering expert opinion on issues as well as raising awareness of relevant debates in Parliament.

Constables' Chairman Will Riches , said:


“Our aim is to ensure that regular, open and transparent dialogue is fostered with Parliamentarians, ensuring that there is no breakdown in dialogue and the trust required to underpin it.

“This advisory committee will comprise of former, senior policing stakeholders with great credibility and a proven track record in their field which everyone can have faith in.
“These people will guide us as we chart a course identifying achievable outcomes through these difficult and contentious times.”

Mr Riches said the committee would start the process of rebuilding trust between the Police Federation and Parliament, which had been “seriously dented” over the past year as a result of incidents such as Plebgate.

He added:


“We now need a productive dialogue focusing on how we manage to do more with less.
“There will be differences of opinion and different points of view which will challenge our perceptions but this can only be a good thing."

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"We need to hear from all sides, drive forward with reform and evolve as an organisation to best serve the changing needs of our communities.
“By sharing views and insights we can achieve a greater understanding of each other’s perspectives and take the first steps towards rebuilding healthy and productive channels of communication.”

Paul Davis  who is Deputy General Secretary of the CCC, said that the panel would provide external support and perspectives on issues as well as signposting debates in Parliament that could impact on policing.

The Reception was  attended by Policing Minister Damian Green, the Association of Chief Police Officers President Sir Hugh Orde and naturally Chairman Keith Vaz.

Mr Riches said the Federation had suffered significant reputational damage as a result of the Plebgate affair.

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Despite what appears to be quite clear open internal backstabbing of other FED members  NO colleague was physically injured during this.

“It’s a damning indictment of the current Federation structure that autonomous, unsanctioned actions of some can lead to a serious loss of confidence that affects the whole organisation,” he added.
“We must accept that last year’s meeting between Federation representatives and Mr Mitchell caused distrust, suspicion and negativity between the Police Federation, Parliament and the public.
“Whatever the reasons for this ambiguity we must agree that the whole sorry affair should never have happened and is totally regrettable.
“Let me be clear, it is only right and proper that if representatives for the Police Federation of England and Wales are finally shown to have mislead or misrepresented the details of the meeting then the Federation must take organisational responsibility and unreservedly apologise.”

The content from the above was drawn from an interview with Police Oracle


In my humble summary.......

CENTRAL FED just havent.....havent ....havent ...despite EVERYTHING  !!!!! it.

CCC ...You can schmooze all you want, engage in committees with our 'Parliamentarians'

Bottom line ........this Government says jump say how high.

And if it 'aint legal now they can change the rule book any time they want.

Wasters....the whole smug bunch of Leatherhead office warriors.

The only remaining respect I have for the FEDERATION  remains with my colleagues at METFED who are at least trying to address a number of issues for their members such as the DO IT RIGHT campaign.


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