Boss Hogg – Tory Tony Hogg’s un-self-styled new moniker – has got his hands on the prize of the Police and Crime Commissioner job for Devon and Cornwall.
And if anyone had taken a glance at his well-funded campaign you’d have seen a selection of half-baked and reactionary policies. He does, after all, want a police force, not a police service.
But if that isn’t enough of an attack and long-devised and painstakingly developed ideas, then let’s take a look at whether Boss Hogg has any legitimate consensus.
According to the figures from the BBC, in Devon on Cornwall saw just 14.7% turn out for the election. Let’s be generous and call it 15%. Of these, just 28% voted for the Naval man.
That is a crippling lack of mandate and lack of legitimacy.
Add to that the fact that it was (and could still be) a criminal offence for the police to talk about the election, then you have what amounts to an attack on democracy itself.
Despite their best efforts, the ruling Conservatives may not have yet turned the UK into an anarchy, but they have definitely create Harzzard County, and with it undermined policing by consensus… the dipsticks