The police force propaganda department tried to defend themselves on Twitter, announcing that they would be on the prowl for unruly locals trying to enjoy the nice weather outside. This only made the pompous Plod look more ridiculous
“If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county,” they wrote, including a photograph illustrating the discreet nature of their personnel.
If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county #urbanandrural#StayHomeSaveLifes#ProtectTheNHS 2813 7702 pic.twitter.com/hieQ86dM9R
— Central Community Team (@CentralBedsCPT) April 11, 2020
The disturbing announcement from Old Bill didn’t go down well with the public who, after years of being compliant are showing signs that they have been pushed too far by the authoritarian attitudes of Deep State agencies.
“Fascism always lurks in the shadows. We must be vigilant,”replied popular bitcoin enthusiast and entrepreneur Samson Mow.
“The UK is dead,”lamented Joel Lambert, a television host and former Navy SEAL.
Jordan Schachtel, a specialist in national security issues, joked that the tweet seemed to suggest that Nazi Germany had won World War II.
I thought we won WWII. Apparently not?
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 13, 2020
The force issued a clarification following the barrage of negative comments, insisting that their message was “well intentioned.” They said the patrols were necessary because picnics “aren’t essential” and that the stay-at-home order was in place to save lives.
We can only say that the road to tyranny is paved with good intentions mixed with bad judgement