Sunday, 15 February 2009

Building the Brand

My regular reader might well know how I would feel about a private company, suckling at the public teat and at the same time imposing the will of the ruling elite on us. In this case, it's the ACPO:

Body in charge of UK policing policy is now an £18m-a-year brand charging the public £70 for a 60p criminal records check

So, the government decrees that ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR people in Britain will need a CRB check because of various draconian, hectoring laws and the police cunts clean up with a nice little 11,567% profit margin. It can do this because they have a monopoly on the service. This has some interesting consequences, whereby a private company run by 21 greedy coppers can afford offices in a swanky building like this:

So, just to reiterate then: the Chief Cuntstubbles who tell us to how we have to live our lives are taking our money for this, doing some serious dodgy dealing, setting up over paid jobs for the boys, building a commercial brand using taxpayer money, and behaving like politicians.

Read the article. If it doesn't make you want to string Chief Cuntstubbles up from the nearest lamp post, you're already dead.

Update: The LPUK is also peeved.


Oldrightie said...

Buddy, It's Stalinism or should I say, Cyclopsism?

Anonymous said...

ACPO doesn't have to respond to FOI requests, but surely they'd have to respond to a Data Access Request?

Data Access Requests cost £10 to the requester but take hours of expensive IT technicians' time to process.

If I needed a CRB cert, I'd pay the £70 and do a Data Access Request as well - total cost £80 but wiping out their profits.

The Economic Voice said...

An SAR request will work if the organisation you request the information from stores that infpormation.
To store it they have to declare their intentions to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Looking at ACPO's declaration - and enter reg Z127313X - one wonders whether this is sufficient.
You will note that these people are registered in Fareham and it's a criminal records. If you search the register for the head office - nothing.
It looks like they haven't registered to handle public data so would claim to be acting as a conduit only.

Chris said...

@TEV 14:01

All you need to do is send a couple of innocous enquires, emailed through their website - that's enough - the emails will be archived and will need to be found by ACPO's mail administrator.

If the emails aren't yielded by the SAR then that would be grounds for complaint - taking yet more of their resources.

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

Wonder if they could give me any tips to build my brand? I could do with a wage rise.