compelled to take up careers in politics?
properly nonsensical move, this.
and there will be guarenteed funding for these firms.....Norman Fowler benefited from being in a private security firm.
Of course the issue will then be why? if you do not receive good service from the private security firm, will you not recieve a refund from them (in the form of tax rebate)
Of course the other main reason is that they might feel that it will be cheaper per burly bloke....which of course it will be.
and since there will be more public unrest and more incidents to deal with then they will need to channel the most violent physical examples to be acting on their side
you can go to the courts thread though if you want to moan about something which will obviously not happen that is spurred by a baseless article.
they keep this up, and there'll be nothing left for them to do, and then we can fire them. out of a cannon. into the sun.
thereby making it prohibitively expensive to fire people into it.
because I can't see any way in which this is a good idea.
I used to work for a local council, as I'm sure you remember. Specifically, I used to work in customer service for that local council, in a section where the primary function of the department (waste management) was subcontracted out to <unnamed French multinational>. The council would pay <unnamed French multinational> a large sum of money, and in return they would provide the services required, directly hiring staff and providing the required equipment.
They did not do a very good job at all. They were belligerent over mistakes, and they constantly had excuses for why things hadn't been done. On top of this, their staff were frequently rude to the public. But there was no disciplinary process for dealing with crew who were rude or threatening to the public, because they didn't work for the council. They worked for the contractor.
Now, that isn't to say that disciplinary action wasn't taken, nor that the services would've been any better under local authority direct provision. But it is a massive issue, because they weren't public servants. They were employees of a private company that had been hired to carry out a public service. The staff individually have no responsibility to the body public. The company has no responsibility to the body public. It removes a whole layer of direct, effective, accountability from a public service.
Now, imagine that, but with people who have the power to arrest, detain and beat you.
Ten to one as well, this ends up like privatised parking control, with arrest targets linked to bonuses for "officers".
the 'private officers' won't have the power to arrest, but I understand, and agree with, your general point.
but for how long will that be, once this is inevitably trumped as a "sucess" by the neo liberal hawks in charge?
the final ditch of the man called out on his dickhead-ery
but still like the idea of cracking heads and acting as community enforcement
It's high time the taxpayer stopped funding Sting and his tantric shenanigans.
this has made me fucking angry.