Give me a child, and he/she will be mine for life...not my philosophy, but Nanny's.
In Nanny's world, the way to ensure that she leaves a permanent legacy on Britain's psyche is to ensure that she gets her message across to the children.
Nanny's increasingly politicised police force are only too willing, these days, to help her achieve her goal.
In the dying days of 2006 it seems that Nanny once more struck a blow against common sense, and scared the hell out of some poor kid, as Guya Persaud's son found to his cost.
Persaud junior is 14 years old, and committed a terrible crime in Nanny's eyes.
What was his crime?
Did he deal drugs?
Did he steal?
Did he wear a hoodie?
He pushed a boy over, who he suspected of bullying his younger brother.
Guess what Nanny did?
She sent her chums from Hertfordshire Police around to sort him out.
Persaud junior is a prefect, and was described as a "model pupil" by his school. That didn't stop Nanny's police from using the full powers of the law to scare the sh*t out of him, officers gave him a formal reprimand after an investigation. His name and offence have now been placed on the Police National Computer.
His reprimand for a "violent crime" will also remain on the separate Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) database, jeopardising his hopes of following in his parents' footsteps and becoming a teacher.
Question...do they do this for all the youths who steal cars, mug people, deal drugs or who are just scum?
Simple, Persaud junior is a soft target and easy to use to improve the police "clean up rate". The others are just too much hard work.
Grant Shapps, the local MP, thinks that the police action was bollocks.
"Parents will be concerned to hear police
are invading the classroom
rather than solving violent street crime.
I fear this is the Government's target culture gone mad.
Officers are meeting their targets for
solving violent crime by busying themselves
in the playground
and undermining the authority of schools in the process."
This roots of this sorry little example of lousy police work go back seven months or so. Persaud junior's 11 year old brother had seemingly been enduring racist bullying at secondary school in Welwyn Garden City, Herts.
Persaud junior confronted one of the alleged tormentors in May, and pushed him three times and on the third occasion, the alleged bully fell over, though he did not report any injuries.
Persaud junior then told a teacher that he had pushed over another pupil. He was suspended from school for two days and had to write a letter of apology.
Not so, the "victim's" parents needless to say felt obliged to report the incident to the police. Goodness me, if every incident of some child being pushed over in the playground were reported to the police they would really have some work on their hands!
Guya Persaud said:
"When the police first came to see us,
they were slightly embarrassed
and said the whole thing seemed ludicrous.
But the next we heard they had decided to issue a formal reprimand
which means he is now on the Police National Computer.
It will show up on criminal record bureau checks
for the rest of his life.
As a deputy head, I know that if a school gets a positive CRB check
on an application from someone to be a teacher,
it goes straight to the bottom of the pile."
Hertfordshire Police, seemingly, are more than proud of their contribution to law and order.
"As in this instance,
if someone makes a complaint or reports an alleged criminal offence
to the police we are obliged by the Government's crime recording standards
to record the offence and investigate it.
The individual concerned admitted the alleged offence
and accepted a reprimand."
So many words, yet so little understanding as to what the role of the police is really meant to be.
I don't know about the rest of you, but the police's actions and attitude in this case scare the hell out of me.
Oh, one more thing...do you think that Nanny's police pressed charges against the racist bully?
I bet they didn't.