Sunday, 15 July 2012

Olympic Security.

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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a BBC journalist said, there was a time when the private sector was seen as the solution to all out problems. Since the banking fiasco and this, that was no longer the case. Even the mainstream media has finally twigged that the big corporations are all about maximising profit rather than providing a service. Anyone tried to get BT to do anything quickly recently?

Anonymous said...

Another reason to dislike G4S is that they had or have several contracts serving the illegal colonies in Palestine's West Bank territory. They also facilitate the transfer of Palestinians who have been abducted in Palestine, into prisons in Israel proper, which is an illegal act under the Geneva Conventions.

Closer to home, we have to view policing as a vital public service for the community. Everyone has complaints about the police and we don't live in a utopia, but privatised policing would be far worse.

Anonymous said...

Unless you can prove that statement it's highly defamatory...

A Change of Personnel said...

not sure if you've seen this from BBC Wales, a serving Welsh polics officer has said security will be compromised and there could be possible delays in answering 999 calls with the extra police being drafted into London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18871736

Another own goal for the UK Government and G4S.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Thanks fo this, I did see it, did you notice that NWP are sending more officers than SWP despite sifference in size and number of officers. I keep tweeting NWP and askng questions but their silnce is deafening, might go out with a press release that seems to be the only way apart from FOIA to elicit a response from them.

TheJudge said...

Anonymous 17/07/12 @15:06:

Which statement? The involvement of G4S in Israel's illegality is a matter of public record.

As is their involvement in the mistreatment, assault and even killing of refugees in the UK (to which, of course, the CPS is more than willing to turn a blind eye).