Number of Police Officers killed in the line of duty (murders, accidents) in the last 12 months: 10
Number of MPs killed in the line of duty in the last 12 months: 0
Number of assaults on Police Officers at work in 2006 (recorded): 60 per day
Number of assaults on Police Officers at work in 2006 (actual): 600 per day (my estimate)
Number of assaults on MPs at work in 2006: 0 per day
Its about feckin time they made the MP's experience what real life is like, and put them on the streets to see first hand what the police have to deal with.
Also, they should scrap PCSO's full stop, they are useless and arnt even a "deterrent" for anyone wanting to cause trouble.
As for punishment, I have some pretty extreme views on how criminals who commit a crime that deserves a custodial sentence should be treated, but I wont go into that.
As for the area's that suffer from ASB, they should not be patrolled by regular Police, we should instead call our troops from bloody Iraq and Afghanistan and sort out our own back yard by deploying the army in ASBO related trouble spots.
How many of these "ded ard" chavs who make every decent hard working persons life a misery would be so ard then...
This country really needs to get tough on crime and make prison a punishment and deterrent. At the moment, the government are quite happy to leave things as they are cos they dont have a clue what life is like for normal people, and moreso the people on the frontline, ie the police.
The UK is a criminals heaven right now, and its always the police who get blamed. The problem actually lies in the justice system and the root cause of the problems is the government!!