It appears that officers up in the broad acres
of North Yorkshire have been serving the wrong
kind of sandwiches. Police Review’s
article on this grave matter thoughtfully featured a photograph of the ham
sandwich which, it appears, caused widespread offence in the Northallerton
area. It was not made clear quite who
has been so grievously offended by the aforementioned morsel gate-crashing an
otherwise joyful and harmonious community luncheon. However it is safe to assume that someone in
the ivory towers of Newby Wiske Hall has concluded that someone, somewhere
potentially might have been, even if no-one actually was. Neither does anyone get round to explaining why
North Yorkshire Police give out free food.
The solution is to send every single community officer, from CSO to
Chief Inspector, on a sandwich course which takes ‘between six and eight
months’, presumably at the taxpayers’ expense.
Officers will have ‘protected time’ to concentrate on their
sandwich-making. At least they will get
a lunch break, unlike most of their colleagues who are out and about dealing
with emergencies whilst they spend their ‘protected time’ concocting
politically correct recipes. The good
news is that, once Sir Ronnie’s recommendations are implemented, they will have
a great future with McDonalds. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?