Thursday, October 25, 2007

David Copperfield

David Copperfield has been blogging now for at least two years, and what an impact he has had.
Along with many I often wondered who this man is.
Well, now we know.

Stuart Davidson is his real name.

He has captured many a moment with all of you agreeing with him that policing is not what it was or what it should be.

One of the most significant posting he has done is about the amount of paperwork you have to do. Many other postings is about the way policing is now heading.

You feel trapped in a world of human rights and not just about catching the criminals. You feel you cannot just go out and 'get them', you have to justify yourself and make sure that no-one accuses you of being 'over the top' or racist.
Regardless of what they have done or the way they have done it.

I have been reading his blogs for about a year now and take a great interest of how you all see things in the criminal world.
You are angry and frustrated and feel everyone is trying to stop you doing 'your job'.

As I am a MOP I can assure you that I think you all do a grand job and not one that I could do.
It takes a certain kind of person to fill that criteria.
I am not one of them.

Why then, do I feel we are losing such a talented and intelligent young man?
He knows just what he is talking about, and the majority of you all support him.

I can understand his and your frustration of feeling like you are not understood and never heard, but it is a special kind of work and takes a special kind of man to do it.

So why then, does David Copperfield re Stuart Davidson, feel he has to leave not only the police force but this country, to make a better living for himself and his family?

Strong men like Stuart are needed.
He will be heard and so will you.

You have the backing of us all.


dickiebo said...

We are losing all our best - and inheriting 'Nouveau Brits'.

Noddy said...

I ain't going nowhere!

Girl*Next*Door said...

Nor me. I'm sorry but I still see England as one of the best countries in the world & it is my home country, the country I was born in & have grown up in. Weak government will not get me out.

Whichendbites said...

Like Noddy I am staying put. Not enough in the tank to leave yet. Thanks for your comments.

Noddy said...


Scotland's even better!

PC Common Sense said...

England my England. I wear the George Cross with pride and have no thoughts of emigrating, however PC Copperfield's decision is totally understandible. This country is in need of a huge shake up and we live in hope that the day is not far away.
Good luck DC.

bawpc said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog.

As a very young officer in the job I can only comment from what I've learnt so far. It is a shame to know that the bureaucracy is pushing some great officers out of the job and even out of the country. I'm not English, I was born and bred somewhere else and have only been in this country for 6 years yet I take great pride in what I do and even more so of the fact that I took my oath to serve the Queen.
It shouldn't be like it was with DC.

Girl*Next*Door said...

Noddy, you'd have to persuade me. Don't like haggis for a start! Lol ;o)

Little Wing said...

I love to hear about your country.....
I think weak government is something we share.

bawpc said...

How's Laura? Hope all is well!!


totallyun-pc said...

nice Anette.

Unfortunately, not everyone is behind us... those above us... well.... they are far from behind us when it comes to support... thats the whole point.

We have become a vocal minority reaction force, where the silent majoruty sit and tut behind their locked doors for safety.