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Met chief attacks rise of the police in black shirts

Posted By admin On January 8, 2011 @ 6:43 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

STEPHEN WRIGHT
UK Daily Mail [1]
Jan 8, 2011

Britain’s most senior policeman has launched a stinging attack on the ‘paramilitary style’ uniforms being worn by many forces.

Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner of the Met, spoke out against the all-black kit favoured by an increasing number of constabularies.

As Scotland Yard prepares to police the Olympics next year, Sir Paul said he wanted his officers to look like ‘traditional British bobbies’ – complete with white shirts.

He has no plans to introduce the so-called ‘boys in black’ uniforms being worn in forces such as North Wales, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and Thames Valley.

Critics have likened them to the black uniforms worn by followers of fascist Sir Oswald Mosley in the 1930s, who were known as the Blackshirts.

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