Tuesday, 6 March 2012

PICKWICK KNOWS HE IS THE PRODUCT OF THE LAST CENTURY. However, the last time he looked, he still had some of the marbles which made him a force to be reckoned with the length and breadth of the East Midlands. So, he was still digesting Inspector Robin Sissons' claim that there were no statistics available about migrant crime in Wisbech (in answer to a FOI request from Ellee Seymour) when what should he see .....?

INSPECTOR SISSONS appeared in a very telegenic clip on Anglia TV News saying, in effect, that statistics prove that migrant crime in Wisbech is "small and static"

ERRMMM, LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.. There are no statistics for migrant crime. There ARE statistics for migrant crime, but we are not going to tell you what they are. The statistics bear out what I am saying. The statistics DO NOT bear out what I am saying.

IT'S NO GOOD, the political nuances of this are all too much for my aged brain. I am still partially deafened from all the resounding back-slapping noises which have been echoing around PE13 all day. It's time I went to bed.