Crime rates are soaring, 23,000 jihadis are lying low, knife crime is out of control and democracy is closed down by Left-wing mobs. So what do we find the police doing when they are not painting their nails to highlight modern slavery (if you can work that one out) or dressing up in drag?
It’s not pounding the beat. No, it’s declining to eat.
Yes, you heard. The Northamptonshire force decided to send ‘a powerful message’ to the locals and organised an 18-hour Ramadan fast for non-Muslim officers and their families, followed by an evening meal with worshippers at the Headlands Mosque in the county town.
One ‘positive action’ officer reported it enabled him ‘to get deeper into the community’s roots’. Well, that’s all right then.
The chairman of the Northamptonshire Association of Muslim Police, Sophia Perveen, was delighted they’d ‘had the courage to give it a go’. Never mind that Ramadan must be open season for burgling in Northants now, with none of the force on duty.
Maybe all that fasting will make the Thin Blue Line slightly slenderer in the waist. And since the officers are so clearly inspired by the Muslim way of life, can we expect them to give up alcohol when off duty? No, didn’t think so.