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Originally posted by Bixxi3
reply to post by VoidHawk
Thats what i was thinking. No way could they be that bad and unprepared, it has to be on purpose.
But what if it is it really going to kick off ?
Im glad i got out london when i did.
ETA: can anyone explain why we would want foreign troops to help us evacuate london?
scary to think whyh its needed, still i'd rather american troops helping out then say the french!edit on 24-6-2012 by Bixxi3 because: (no reason given)
Also how crdible is this guy? i haven'tbeen able to watch the YT link but i have read what was on the site and its scary stuff.edit on 24-6-2012 by Bixxi3 because: (no reason given)edit on 24-6-2012 by Bixxi3 because: (no reason given)
In 1993, just three weeks after taking responsibility for the first private prisoner escort service in the country, Group 4 managed to lose seven of their charges.
Tony Blair, who was the Labour home affairs spokesman at the time, demanded that such a "comedy of errors" be brought to an end forthwith. "It is time for the home secretary to get a grip of the prison escort service and ensure public safety. If he cannot be satisfied that Group 4 are providing a service in an effective way, he must take steps for the contract to be withdrawn," he said.
Less than a year later, a hunger striker who had been admitted to hospital from the Campsfield House detention centre managed to escape from under the noses of his Group 4 security officers.
The government facility, which was near Oxford, had seen hunger strikes and rioting that resulted in a mass escape over the perimeter fence shortly after it opened in 1993. It was also run by Group 4.
After a series of human rights protests, official reports by the chief inspector of prisons recorded fear, boredom and stress among Campsfield inmates as well as complaints of inexperience, poor pay and exhaustive shift work among staff.
The centre suffered further controversy in 1998. John Quahquah and eight others were acquitted of charges of rioting and disorder after it was proved that evidence provided by staff was false and unreliable. The home secretary, David Blunkett, announced Campsfield's closure last year.
Group 4 was also criticised for its running of Medway, a secure training centre for young teenagers, also referred to as Britain's first child prison. The social services inspectorate said that, as well as being badly designed and poorly managed, the centre's handling of disturbances was characterised by the use of excessive force.
The handling of detainees caused another outcry in 1997, when it emerged that the company had transferred a prisoner between vans on an M6 petrol station forecourt. Jack Straw, then the home secretary, demanded an urgent report into the episode after the unauthorised exchange was reported by staff at the BP filling station outside Preston in Lancashire
Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
reply to post by haven123
Hmmm. And the organisers have reputedly spent ( Wasted, in my view...). £32,000,000 hawking the Olympic flame around on a prestige tour. Money that could have contributed to proper security.....?
Yes, I know, I'm a miserable sod !
There is no prestige in security so let's keep it low budget.. We may regret cheapskating in this matter. I hope not....
also sniffer dog's explosive check's were NEVER carried out