09_march_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,023

Monday 09 March 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Teresa May, in her speech to the Police Federation in 2014, invoking the words of Sir Robert Peel said that, “the police are the public and the public are the police.” May also said “in this country we believe in policing by consent’. In order for consent to be in any way meaningful it must be informed consent, something that is increasingly absent in the UK.

May has said she wants to see “new civil powers to target extremists who stay just within the law but still spread poisonous hatred”, which means we’re all terrorists now, it’s just a matter of who decides. In your relentless war on the poor, accusing us of having “something for nothing” culture, I cannot see that as anything other than a baseless supposition designed to incite hatred, but whether I think that is an act of domestic terrorism is clearly irrelevant to you and the police.

As the treatment of Occupy protesters in Parliament Square showed, May was not talking about “the police are the public and the public are the police” because the Police are being used as the heavy hand of the state to oppress and suppress peaceful protest on entirely spurious grounds even confiscating pizza boxes as ‘sleeping equipment’ and extending more rights for grass to grow by fencing the entire Square and attacking protesters.

What has happened in the UK is that we are policed and ruled by the consent of the bludgeoned and by brutal coercion, stripping people of choice, rights, access to law, and even the means of survival leading, in too many cases, to people choosing to take their own lives driven by terror and despair.

Even worse is that this is being driven by lies, political deceit, greed and hatred and a political agenda to bring about the end of all state provision and hand it over to profit hungry privateers.

The consent of the bludgeoned is a national shaming tragedy in those who think it is happening to someone else and applaud this inhuman treatment of their fellow human beings little realising it is their own freedoms they are applauding the end of and, in far too many cases, gloating as those less fortunate than themselves are vilified and sacrificed for greed. In a twisted sense maybe the police are the public and the public are the police after all, driven by ignorance, prejudice and hate, but certainly not what Peel meant at all.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/home-secretarys-police-federation-2014-speech

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/11/craig-murray-criminal/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/were-terrorists-now—what-4970214

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron-stop-bleating-austerity-5202784

http://rt.com/uk/198820-occupy-democracy-parliament-square/

http://www.labourleft.co.uk/tories-want-the-end-of-the-state-labour-has-a-moral-duty-to-stop-them-by-val_hudson/

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