Sunday, 13 December 2015

SPA Refuse To Hold Police Scotland To Account Over £25m of Your Money

Just to prove that a new broom doesn't always sweep clean (especially if that broom belongs to Police Scotland), we find that one of the first things new Chief Constable of Scotland Phil 'Gormless' has refused to do is tell us how he intends to spend our money.

It doesn't take a maths genius to work out that the Police Scotland budget is facing a £25m deficit.

So it's a reasonable question.

Where are they going to find £25m? Are essential policing services going to be cut? How are they going to balance the books?

Normally the answer would be obvious. You simply ask Police Scotland. After all it's our money so just tell us how you're going to spend it?

Except the Scottish Police Authority (who we rely on to hold Police Scotland accountable) have refused a Freedom of Information request from the Press Association urging them to reveal Police Scotland's budget options.

Now, I've blogged before about how the Scottish Police Authority is run by friends and connections of Police Scotland and how it is farcical to believe that this bunch of rogues will ever hold their pals in untrustworthy Police Scotland accountable.

This is just further proof that the bumbling SPA are all about protecting their buddies in Police Scotland rather than holding them to account as they should.