Wanna motor guv?
November 6, 2012 2 Comments
I do not know what Mick Thwaites thinks he achieves by describing himself as ‘honest’, but it makes him sound like some spiv. Does he mean to distance himself from the other candidates? – honest Mick against the, err, others (who perhaps may not be quite so honest).
Mick Thwaites (100% policing, 0% politics) is guilty of trying to be all things to all men (and women). The “I’ll give you whatever you want” line can only fool some of the people some of the time. Being a mirror to everyone’s desires is superficially appealing, but I think the role requires leadership. Leaders should listen, but they also have to be big enough to take the unpopular decisions.
He may not want politics to intrude, but he must know that he can achieve very little without politicians. Like it or not, the Government has created a political role.
By the way, is that imprint legal? It does not look it to me – rather an amazing oversight for one wishing to lead our Police in Essex.