It is difficult to supress a smile of satisfaction over the predicament that G4S finds itself being unable to fulfill their quarter of a BILLION pound contract to provide venue security for the Olympics. They are after all one of the main private sector companies in line to benefit from the outsourcing of Policing services and any predicament that these outsourcing companies find themselves in should be welcome news to those of us who are genuinly concerned about crime and disorder and community safety. Hopefully G4S's predicament will dissuade most Police Authorities and prospective Police and Crime Commissioners from experimenting with outsourced Police Services. Nothing can beat the enthusiasm and committment of highly trained and disciplined Police Officers; Surrey Police for one has already reconsidered on how it delivers services and hopefully others who were keen on handing taxpayers money over to profit motivated companies like G4S are in the process of reconsidering.
The next stage now must be the sacking of the Home Secretary, Teresa May, not only has she presided over the G4S shambles but also the undermining of the Police Service with cuts to front line policing thus making this country much more unsafe.