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Stotty on Sunday: WELSH POLICE FARCE.

Byline: Richard Stott

NO wonder Home Secretary Charles Clarke wants to reduce the number of police forces in England and Wales, abolishing the toytown outfits. One such is North Wales run by Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom.

The force has a terrible record for catching burglars but was fast off the mark to investigate Anne Robinson for suggesting, in that winning way of hers, that the Welsh are "irritating and annoying".

Chief Constable Plod despatched a superint- endent, a DCI and two inspectors to nail this appalling crime.

They even interviewed the BBC's then director general Greg Dyke before the wholly predictable decision was taken to do nothing. The pounds 4,000 cost of this lunacy will be paid by the folk of North Wales who will no doubt be, much to Ms Robinson's delight, irritated and annoyed.

However, before he is thrown out, Plod has a chance to redeem himself. One of Tony Blair's spin doctors revealed the PM, himself irritated and annoyed by the possibility of Labour losing the Welsh Assembly elections, exploded: "****ing Welsh".

Such criminal behaviour in high places has to be worth at least a deputy chief constable, two supers, three chief inspectors and a male voice choir of inspectors.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 25, 2005
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