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|Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:54 pm Post subject: GIVE "DO NOT DISTURB" TARBARDS TO POLITICIANS, POL
|Why just stop at nurses? We could give those tabards to our police, politicians, immigration staff, teachers...This is Peter Hitchens' Mail on Sunday column
What a pity that nurses are to stop wearing their scarlet Do Not Disturb waistcoats as they patrol hospital wards. These fetching items of clothing sum up modern Britain so perfectly that they should be much more widely available.
The Prime Minister could wear one during meetings with constituents worried about crime, disorder, immigration, EU control of Britain, wasteful foreign aid or the dismantling of the Armed Forces – all subjects on which he doesn’t want to hear from us, thank you very much.
The police could wear them as they stroll, chatting to each other, through the streets, while they ignore all the things they regard as too trivial to trouble them – public swearing, alfresco widdling, cyclists scattering old ladies, littering, canna¬bis smoking, car theft and burglary. You know the sort of thing.
Teachers could wear them as they fail to teach yet another generation to read, stopping their ears to half a ton of research telling them that synthetic phonics works, because they think it is ‘authoritarian’.
BBC complaints officers could wear them as they explain to licence-payers that their tastes, concerns and political views have no place on the airwaves, and they should be grateful to have the BBC at all.
All these people – and plenty more known to us in our daily lives – no longer do the jobs they are paid to do. Isn’t it interesting that the work once done by the police is now handed to powerless Police Community Support Officers, that ‘graduate’ nurses are too grand to wield a bedpan and delegate such stuff to support workers. Teachers, apparently unable to teach much, have legions of ‘assistants’.
Like the undisturbed nurses, they could all hand out pills – ‘antidepressants’, Ritalin, or semi-legal cannabis to zonk us all into believing that things are just great.
And our immigration officers, as they wave through the next batch of EU citizens anxious to do the jobs we don’t fancy, could all be emblazoned with the words Do Not Disturb: Country Committing Suicide.
WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW RESISTANCE BECOMES YOUR DUTY