a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Perhaps you aren't understanding your position...
If you are fortunate enough to live in a picture post card town, with so few people in it that no serious organised criminal enterprises are
operating on your doorstep, no gangs, no muggers, no burglars, no armed robbers, anywhere in your county, then that's great, and explains your
preference for minimalist policing quite well. After all, if there is little crime where you are, why would you want or need more police?
Sounds perfectly reasonable... until you realise how statistically irrelevant ANY cross section of the broader population of Britain is, if they are
in such a staggering minority as the one you occupy. Basing national policy on what goes on in Cornwall, would be the most fundamentally idiotic thing
that any government, anywhere on this entire PLANET could consider doing, because Cornwall, entirely unlike practically every large, urban location
where most people are actually living, has a totally unusual, village mentality to it as a whole. The number of people living in similar circumstances
to that, in this country, is minimal, when compared with the vast, the overwhelming majority of the nation.
The rest of us live in towns and cities which are carved up between criminal enterprises, taking advantage of an exploited population, starved of joy
and security by a government uncaring and absent any compassion or notion of a duty of care, ripe for plunder by criminal groups, seeking to corner
markets in the manufacture and/or dealing of hard drugs,guns, stolen property including vehicles and spares for the same, as well as running theft
gangs to provide the materials for that trade, mugging, and so on.
There would be no point in the rest of the nation being expected to tolerate your preferred level of policing, because none of the rest of us are
living a life like yours. We are living lives like ours, where everything including the fabric of local and national government, seems designed for
the express purpose of either ensuring that one starves to death, or is simply permitted to die in the street because no one wants to deal with the
criminals appropriately, or in the case of Essex police, at all. What I am saying is, that your preferred policing level in Cornwall, means absolutely
nothing in the wider UK, because there are problems in the rest of the country which clearly have not been effecting the Cornish in the slightest, and
believe you me, I am happy for you all, living such a peaceful life. But its not like that ANYWHERE else of any statistical importance. Its not like
that in Essex, its not like that in London, its not like that in Birmingham or Liverpool, or Manchester or any other place with a numerically relevant
Its like it is where I live, in more places, containing more people, by HUGE margins, than it ever is like it is where you live is what I am saying,
so what you prefer in your relative paradise isn't really important on a national level.
edit on 19-11-2018 by TrueBrit because: (no reason given)