Apologies if the following is already in the circuit. The article appeared in a Sunday paper and was regurgitated in the London Evening Standard. Under the heading of ' Oh, how we love a man in fake uniform' 'I am utterly gripped by the revelation that Sir Hugh Orde, chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers and a man who always seems so authoritative on telly, has along been wearing a fake uniform with a made up plastic badge. "This uniform does not belong to any police force," an unnamed senior officer told the Mail on Sunday. "It has no constitutional or legal basis, especially the hat he wears. Instead of the traditional crest, he's put an ACPO badge on it. It looks made up, like a traffic warden's uniform." It's an annoying coinage of the modern age, I know, but sometimes the exclamation -"bless" is appropriate to the emotion. Some are suggesting that Sir Hugh's decision to wear this Ghaddafi-style pretend uniform on television is a subliminal pitch for the Met Commissioner's job. Blah ...... blah...blah.... You get the theme. Aber, fick meine altern ACPO stefiels.