It seems that the ever-changing government regulations and institutional hypochondria have finally converged to create total dysfunction among the ranks of the country’s police forces.
According to a new report by the The Telegraph, UK Police are no longer comfortable enforcing Westminster’s constantly evolving COVID rules, including those which compel police to break-up groups of people who are socialising outdoors.
The new revelation comes as authorities and government behavioural scientists begin to ‘lose control’ over the public following this week’s stint of warm and sunny weather – as people head outside to enjoy the parks, beaches and footpaths of Britain.
With just a week to go before the scheduled beginning of relaxation of Boris Johnson’s latest draconian lockdown, police officers are now clearly struggling to enforce the government’s intricate rule sets.
Officially speaking, for the first time since the lockdown began, two people can now meet in an “outdoor public space” for recreational purposes that include a coffee, drink or picnic – even though many have already been doing this despite government threats. According to government officials, this ‘freedom’ is to be extended further from March 29th, where the state will ‘allow’ six people – or ‘two households’ – to meet and gather outdoors or in their back gardens.
But according to Ken Marsh, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, his members have no desire to carry out ‘the law to the letter.’
“Police don’t want to police this,” he said. “We have had enough of this. It is not policeable. It is not manageable.”