Post by Gene Hunt – Anti Winsor Network Co Founder
Last week I heard a short yet very accurate statement concerning the reforms proposed by Winsor. It was: Created By Peel – Destroyed By Winsor!!!
I found this statement to be blunt, accurate, and to the point.
Sir Robert Peel was the ONLY decent Tory who did anything positive for the UK Police Service. He lay the foundations for the fine service that we have to this day. Now Peel has been dead for years and I know for a fact that he would be spinning in his grave if he could see what Winsor is doing to his legacy.
Over the last few months the Anti Winsor Network has gone from strength to Strength! Numbers have goe through the roof, the media have started to take us seriously and I have no doubt that those in Parliament have heard of our cause but still refuse to engage with us!
So I ask the question – where is Nick Herbert, where is Theresa May, the Home Secretary who PROMISED to fight for us? I will tell you. They are too busy protecting their salaries that are five times that of a Constable and their pensions whilst we get shafted!
Enter a man who I would love to meet. A man who deserves a hand shake from every Police Officer in the UK. That man is Chief Constable Tony Melville.
Upset with the idea of PCC’s coming to power and what he sees as politics taking control of policing Mr Melville told the Gloucestershire force where to poke it. As yet this is the only Senior Officer who has shows some balls and has openly spoken out.
Where are ACPO? Oh yes they say its not their place to fight Winsor! So I ask myself this, what is the point of ACPO. We need to save money so lets disband them, they do sod all anyway!
Mr Melville will be at the march on the 10th of May and I ask you all to honour true Gene Hunt tradition. If you see this man in the pub buy him a drink and do not let him leave until he needs carrying out! This man is a legend and deserves recognition! WELL DONE MR MELVILLE – A PROPER leader!
Well I urge you all to tune into Radio 4 today at just before 13:30hrs as the Anti Winsor Network are being heard. I promised you I would get our voice heard and after some fantastic team work as a result of networking through the Anti Winsor Network we have our chance to be heard.
Now sadly I am not able to attend the march on 10th May due to half my force being on leave! I have tried everything including appeal but its no good.
I wish to raise a glass to each and everyone of you who are attending. i was really upset to hear of leave being cancelled due to risk of counter protests against the Police. If you are one of those thinking of protesting against the police I urge you to take the time to see why they are out there and JOIN them rather than FIGHT them.
The Winsor Report not only effects Police it will affect YOU as the public!
I wish you all the best on the 10th and am interested to hear from anyone who would like to write a guest Blog following the march.
Commander Gene Hunt – Head of Anti Winsor Network Specialist Task Force