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The Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill - utter madness

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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MSPs have set in motion the madness of disolving the BTP [ british transport police ] - a national specialist unit dedicated to policing the nations railways , all BTP responsibilities north of the border will now be handled by police scotland

this is a classic example of the idiots doing things just to drive thier independance wedge down the nations throat

there was absoltly nothing wrong with the police scotland // BTP division of responsibilities

but sturgeon HAD to change that because ...................................

i predict that this will end in a farce - lets just hope that the folly of this idiocy is not exposed by a major incident

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:05 PM
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If it isn't broke, don't try to fix it.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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Ridiculous! BTP are a very efficient force and do a very good job. Like the MoD Police (MDP), they are organised at the national level because it makes sense in their particular circumstances, in terms of demand lead, strategic deployment mobility.

I don't doubt this is more about Sturgeons agenda than it is about anything else. It looks to me that since we already have Police Scotland, PSNI, and a National Police Air Service, the days of the Geographic Police Forces are coming to end by design, and this could be a part of that agenda. The Geographics will be gradually regionalised first, and eventually there will be Police England, and Police Wales.
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posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 12:46 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

www.bbc.co.uk...

. . . potential dilution of the special skills of transport officers.

. . .

"Making this change gives our railway officers access to the specialist resources of the UK's second largest police force including, crucially, counter-terrorism capabilities."


Hard earned skills used when dealing with common transport issues replaced with firepower. What could possibly go wrong?



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:10 AM
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Police Scotland was a bad idea. No separation between regions allows for corruption and cover ups. One corrupt body at the top of the force controlling it all. Central point of contact resulting in slow police response as police are dealing with issues out with their known and familiar area. It is a shambles. Good police officers are leaving in droves due to the working conditions (I know of one personally) and now the corrupt Tartan Tories want to do the same with the transport police? I fear this is the last hurdle in creating a completely top down controlled police state in Scotland. 😞😠



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:45 AM
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Well, while it may be irrational to most, to the nationalists it's rational. If you are a nationalist then you do things like this for ideology reasons and not logic. It is why they are failing on schools and health because they are turning things to face a nationalist agenda.

With decisions like this the people who suffer are the public, through tax spend but also performance. The costume makers benefit because they may have to wear kilts for the tourists.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 05:14 AM
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I never really got why Scotland had the British Transport Police, our laws up hear are different from down south so does that not mean there is basically one national police force using two different sets of laws?

They dont operate in Northern Ireland either, I saw this myself earlier on today and done some reading about it, BTP only has about 215 officers in Scotland. To me it does not make much sense that this division of BTP is under the control of a headquarters based in London when they operate under a different legal system. I would imagine that this must create a lot of extra administrative work for the force.

I think given that Police Scotland is now well established and BTP Scotland is so small it would make sense for police Scotland to just take over the command of that division of BTP and amalgamate it into police Scotland.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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Police Scotland was a bad idea.


www.scotland.police.uk...

Police Scotland was formally established on 1 April 2013 . . .

April 1st. Could be a clue.

It wasn't long before they'd killed the poet who'd sat in the same seat night after night for thirty years.

www.bbc.co.uk...

. . . a controlled landing was not achieved for "unknown reasons".


www.dailyrecord.co.uk...


It was a sign.
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posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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I think the SNP are doing enough damage to the people of Scotland without this ridiculous decision.

BTP are a integral part of the transport infrastructure. Oh well, being different for different's sake soon catches up with you.

Be different to make a difference, that is something to aspire to. I'm afraid the SNP are incapable of that.



posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 03:37 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I never really got why Scotland had the British Transport Police, our laws up hear are different from down south so does that not mean there is basically one national police force using two different sets of laws?


While I see where you are coming from, I think the advantage of transport police is that the transport infrastructure across Britain is linked. Should a policeman sit down and have a nap when the train crosses the border into Scotland? It would seem that the nationalists want to do just that and thus break up a seamless arrangement that works for all parties.



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