THIS is a full copy of Jim Davidson's letter to the Home Secretary
Dear Home Secretary,
I have never before been driven to write an open letter to a Home Secretary.
Usually I air my frustrations on stage. I tell people how badly our country is being managed, we all have a good laugh and think to ourselves, ‘surely someone will do something about it, surely the politicians will put it right'. Well?
Great Britain is becoming a dangerous place to live. People feel unsafe to walk the streetsletter in...in daylight!
How many more people have to lose their life before you get off your backside and do something Home Secretary?
I, like many people, have left the UK and live abroad. We all have our various reasons for doing so, but everyone I speak to says the same thing ..."It's not safe in our own country". And it isn't. Whose fault is that? Yours!
The once great police force is now a politically correct toothless tiger. Decent coppers reduced to the ranks of deskbound prisoners of your ridiculous policies and political correctness.
The police have lost the ability to look after us. Are the police frightened to nick anyone? Or maybe they just don’t have the time! PC used to stand for Police Constable. Now it stands for everything that is preventing coppers protecting us! Do you realise that if this PC stuff is not dealt with, all it will do is fuel the bigots.
It is as plain as the nose on your face that there is no deterrent. It pays to be a criminal. Take you chances, and if by some small chance you get caught ...how bad’s jail? You can see all your mates!
We have lots of jails here in Dubai but they are not very full. Can you guess why? Here people are scared to death of breaking the law.
Get caught drinking and driving and you’re banged up; start fighting and you're banged up; be drunk in public and be banged up.
Now, let’s take the last one. In Dubai we drink as much as we want, but don't cause trouble, not even a little bit.
Consequently there are no drunks on the streets. Soon people get used to a better way of life and realise why there is this law.
People don't cause trouble because they are used to not causing trouble because the law is enforced. Why couldn't that happen in the UK? Do not blame the pubs or the breweries, blame the people who get drunk and then cause trouble. Don’t nick people for just being drunk.
People have to enjoy themselves. Nick the drunk ones who turn into yobs whilst drunk. (I talk from experience!) You have to take action.
Stop the yobs. Bang 'em up! You are the boss - DO SOMETHING! Go out, to any town in the U K, on a Saturday night when the clubs turn out. I dare you.
You would not be safe. Rambo wouldn't be safe! Who's to blame for this? You are! Blame the Human Rights brigade; blame the magistrates if you like; blame the Police for not getting a grip.
The real blame lies with you, for trying to find a solution that isn't the obvious one. It’s quite simple, nick the bad guys and protect the victims, not the other way round.
Last week I was in the UK and in one of England's prettiest villages I was threatened and assaulted by a thug. A witness and I called the Police to remove this person from my face! (The police station was 100 yards from the incident.)
The person (not a police officer) on the phone told me to go to the regional station, miles away, and make a statement.
I told them all I wanted was a copper to come and tell this bloke to wind his neck in. When I was told that was not possible, I told them I would get my personal security team to sort it out. The person then told me that they knew who I was and if anything happens to the thug I would be held responsible and then they hung up!
I called again to register my disgust and got another civvy who said that I was quite right and maybe the other person was having a hard day. They told me they'd send a police officer round. ..That’s more like it.
Half an hour later I was telephoned by a police officer who told me I had to come to headquarters to make a statement or they couldn’t do anything.
I had to leave for the airport and said "I don't have time. Can the other witness make a statement"? I asked. “No” they said. Since when can't a witness make a witness statement? I was told I could make a statement when I come back in August. "Please yourself" they spat! Charming!
I asked the police officer who I could speak to if I wasn't happy with the way I was being treated? They said" I'm not sitting here listening to you say you're going to complain about me" and then got short tempered.
So now I have to take my security team home with me! What about the people who don't have a gang of ex-Hereford hooligans looking after them? Eh? Home Secretary?!!
You should be ashamed of yourself. What are you going to do? Nothing! You won’t do anything will you? Apart from lock some old lady up for council tax evasion.
Is this Labour’s policing policy? "We can’t protect you and your family, and if you try to protect yourself or your loved ones, we will arrest you".
Shame on you and the Government.
Jim Davidson OBE