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Police commissioner's alcohol warning for Cumbria

Alcohol sellers in Carlisle are gearing up to supply drinkers who are expected to pour into the city from north of the border once a law on minimum alcohol pricing comes into force in Scotland.

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cant understand what good this guy will do,the man for that kind of work should have been a working police emplyee,someone who knows the laws and the inside workings of the police.this guys going to be all talk and no-action man at the cost of every council tax payer.

Posted by robert 3 on 5 January 2013 at 20:03

Ironic is'nt it, all those having thier say on here about this issue did not bother to use a vote and have thier say on the day when the commissioner was being elected!.

Posted by Andrew on 21 December 2012 at 22:06

@BoB (think Blackadder pronunciation)

The turn-out for the police and crime commissioner [PCC] elections in Cumbria was only 16.38 per cent. That means the vast majority of the DEMOS i.e. 83.62% did not vote.

The turn-out figure for Carlisle was 14.92 per cent, Copeland 14.21 per cent and Allerdale 16.7 per cent. In Barrow, only 8.37 per cent (4,464 people) took part while his own stomping ground, South Lakeland had the highest turn-out in the county at 23.78 per cent.

In total, 64,270 Cumbrians voted and of those who turned out and 2,014 spoiled their ballot papers

Posted by Jonjo O'niel on 19 December 2012 at 19:22

Only matched by Bob's arrogance. He is wrong too - this is not the job he refers to but a new post which was supposed to be innovative. Claiming to be inventing ideas which are already in place is an insult to the few people who did bother to vote and put this person in post. 4 new police officer posts would have been far better use of the money.

Posted by Jan on 19 December 2012 at 18:42

No Mr Jeffrey, you are quite wrong. The Council Tax is going up because the old Police Authority had zero electoral mandate and couldnt care less what the people thought.

Jonjo, tens of thousands of people voted for the police commissioner. Fifteen people voted for the old chairman of the police authority

Tommo, he doesnt do the job of the Chief Constable, he does the job that was done by the Chairman of the police authority, but this costs less.

A staggering amount of ignorance here, truly staggering.

Posted by Bob on 19 December 2012 at 15:14

Jan's comment is correct. Everything on this commissioners list is already being done. All the lists of things to be instigated outlined on the two canvassing leaflets I received through my door were also already being done! Has this man no idea what the Police are doing? He should, it's his very well paid job to know or ask- or is it all smoke and mirrors?. He has made himself appear like a busy body sticking his nose in.

Posted by RW on 19 December 2012 at 12:24

Sorry but how does this justify the salary - each one of the items on the list already exists, there is nothing new here and the statistics next year will show absolutely no change. Restorative Justice has been going on for 6-7 years or more, Conditional Cautioning covers much of what is on the list and it is questionable as to whether that has had any effect at all. It isn't aimed at repeat offenders anyway and those who couldn't care less. This huge salary is an affront to the taxpayer if this is the best that can be done with it.

Posted by Jan on 19 December 2012 at 11:13

Richard, Police Farce? Feel free to expand or is it an empty, pointless comment.

Posted by Steve on 19 December 2012 at 10:27

Iam failing to see the crime link in this 'booze cruise' story, like other comments, why would people picking up drink here and taking it to Scotland produce crime here? unless they were drink driving before they crossed back over the border or driving dodgy vans? And again by the time youv spent 20quid getting here from dumfries or where ever how much would you expect to save or make on the booze???, It will probably only be a matter of time before they introduce minimum pricing here anyway.

Posted by Tony Lopez on 19 December 2012 at 09:38

LoL - no you don't see mass brawls outside Tesco because the alcohol has not been consumed yet.

However, get yourself to a football match where drink is consumed before, during and after a game and you'll see trouble.

Get yourself outside the pubs and clubs around chucking out time (or even earlier) and you'll get enough trouble to put you off wanting to see any more trouble for life.

Get yourself to A&E in the early hours of the morning and you'll want to ban the demon drink!!

By the time the scotsmen have paid out for petrol, they'll find there's no real profit to be made - after all it's only a slight increase and like anything else people want, they will sacrifice something else to get it.

Posted by Derek on 19 December 2012 at 08:59

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