A "Community 'army' is to 'back' the police", according to the responsible Minister, Jacqui Smith. These dreary bastards really have got to go. Did they look at the MfS when the DDR was still a going concern and say to themselves: "Hey, that's a good idea! We need that here!" I don't need anyone to be a link between me and the Police. I just want to be able to find a working, competent, trained, authoritative Policeman when I really need one - not a "PCSO", not a MfS stoolpigeon, not a civilian contractor. Why can't these bloody people understand that? Damn. I'm outraged again.