Monday, 13 October 2008

Jean Charles de Menezez

As the inquest into the death of this poor young man continues another Senior Policeman is found to have tinkered with the truth.
The Met. is rotten to the core and the new man, whoever it might be, is going to have his work cut out coping with the vested interests and the culture of casual lying which pervades the police service. It appears that they will never tell the truth when a lie will do.

One of the unproven allegations about Bliar was that he had interfered in the allocation of a Public Relations contract for the Met. My question is why they try to change the public perception of the force instead of trying to change the attitudes and practices which gave them such a poor public profile. If they were what they are supposed to be then the need for a multi-million PR contract would be eliminated. Why are they wasting public money trying to give the public the impression that what they see with their own eyes should not be believed, but instead we should believe the hype that a PR firm produces? Public bodies should not be allowed to indulge themselves in self-serving, expensive media exercises for the sole purpose of misleading the public when the public have eyes and ears of their own and are quite capable of examining what they see and hear and making sound judgements. Unless they think that the public are too stupid..Heaven forbid.

1 comment:

tanyaa said...

The inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes began today with a low-key protest.Cousins of the Brazilian arrived at the Oval cricket ground in silence watched by dozens of members of the media.Alex Pereira, Alessandro Pereira and Patricia da Silva Armani have campaigned tirelessly since the shooting.A large black and white banner draped from nearby flats read: "Inquest not cover-up - Justice for Jean."
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