Who Won the Week (14 March 2021)

Prompt image for the Fandango's Who Won The Week prompt

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

A very short story this week. In Nottinghamshire, UK, the Police Force wants to hire somebody with the specific role of investigating the growing trend of dog thefts. Purely and simply, if you’re a dog-owner in living in Nottinghamshire… woo-hoo, you hit the jackpot, buddy.

That’s it. Nottinghamshire dog owners won the week. So you, my friends, have a good week.

What’s that? You want a bit more for taking the trouble to visit my post? Are you insatiable or something?

Okay, since we are on the subject of the police, let’s follow through with that, shall we? In 2010, there were 164,330 officers. From that point, for a full ten years, we had cuts in the numbers – in 2019 the number was 143,590. It was only then that numbers started to rise again. In 2020, they were 149,660.

Coincidentally, 2010 was an election year in the UK. It signalled a major change in direction, to blue. The Conservatives (blue) have been the main party ever since. Also coincidentally, 2019 was an election year.

I really don’t wish to make a political point here, because everybody seems to be as bad as each other, but it is interesting that the Conservatives always want to own the “law and order” subject. It is repeatedly an election issue. They repeatedly accuse opponents of being soft. Do you have a party like that, where you are?

Forget what people say, just look at the numbers. Are they willing to fund a police force or not?

I suppose at least our dogs will feel safer.


Police Numbers: https://www.statista.com/statistics/303963/uk-police-officer-numbers/

Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-56373922

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

7 thoughts on “Who Won the Week (14 March 2021)”

  1. You are lucky to live somewhere where the crimes of dog theft are of importance enough to warrant an officer. Most of us would like to just get an officer assigned to petty theft or larceny. Kuddos!

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        1. It’s funny, there’s an awful lot I know absolutely nothing avout: literature, Shakespeare etc. but some things I try to keep apace. My education, I was all set for a career in Law before I jumped to Physics, and I got involved in politics from Age 15 (but it was so distasteful, got out again)

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