But I thought we need to elect Police Chiefs BECAUSE they ARE being politicised?
LATE UPDATE: Philip Johnston in the Daily Quislingraph gets to it better regarding Police Authorities here. Although what we really want, as an early interim step in getting the State out of policing at all, is directly elected Sherriffs who run “their” Police according to the wishes of their local electors…..or they are fired and we will elect someone else.
The Spectator has it the right way up, here. It’s precisely because the Police now think they can act in anticipation of the wishes of the Government that we have actually a Police State, and we need to start dismantling it by electing the chief-finger-men.