Started by Alex, October 23, 2023, 11:54:34 AM
Quote from: Alex on October 23, 2023, 11:54:34 AMBeen listening this morning to debate over the police handling of marches this weekend in London, where pro Palestinian marchers carried ISIS flags and chanted for Jihad. Officers were forced to stand behind barriers to stop marchers reaching the Israeli embassy, but no arrests were made. Looking at the crowds it was no surprise there weren't any arrests, because the police were well out numbered and we all know how Muslims can kick off.Will the army be brought in to back up the police? can you see this happening ? Apart from covering for strikes I can't remember seeing soldiers patrolling our streets.
Quote from: klondike on October 23, 2023, 01:57:43 PMWas it Boris who tried to introduce water cannons.. ? I think what happened was he bought some secondhand while he was London Mayor and after getting them found they could not be legally deployed. After that they sat in storage and were eventually scrapped. I'll see if I cab find a link as that is just from memory of somethig I read.October 23, 2023, 02:01:24 PMHere's the story...This article is more than 4 years oldBoris Johnson's unused water cannon sold for scrap at £300,000 lossLondon mayor Sadiq Khan fails to find buyer for crowd-control vehicles after lengthy searchMatthew WeaverMon 19 Nov 2018 09.57 GMTThree unusable water cannon bought by Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London have been sold for scrap, at a net loss of more than £300,000.Johnson bought the crowd-control vehicles from the German police in 2014, in anticipation of social unrest, without checking whether they could be used on London's streets. In one of his most humiliating episodes as mayor, the then home secretary, Theresa May, banned them from use anywhere in England and Wales. It left the capital's taxpayers with three expensive white elephants.The current mayor, Sadiq Khan, pledged to claw back as much money as possible on the redundant vehicles by selling them. But after almost two years the mayor's office admitted defeat in its attempt to find a reputable buyer.It announced on Monday that it had agreed to sell the vehicles for just £11,025 to Reclamations Ollerton, a scrap metal yard in Newark, Nottinghamshire.https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/19/boris-johnson-unused-water-cannon-sold-for-scrap-at-300000-loss
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