Sgt Raymond Wilson silenced with NHT spot?
THE EDITOR, Sir:
It was no surprise that the honourable prime minister failed to see any reason why the National Housing Trust (NHT) board should have been fired.
But let's move that decision aside a bit.
The chairman of the Police Federation, Sgt Raymond Wilson, is now one of the new NHT board members. Does that mean he's still a policeman? Does it also mean he is now a political appointee? I think I answered that already.
Does it mean he will still be fighting for his federation members with the same gusto and exuberance for which we have come to know him?
And what happens when the Government says no to the federation's demands on behalf of its underpaid, disrespected and overworked members? Will he be taking the stage to berate it like before?
And what is his commissioner's stance on all of this? I have seen a lot of teeth but no talk from Sergeant Wilson recently. Have we gone back to the days when politicians held sway over what should be an independent police organisation?
Kent, United Kingdom