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UK Police Boss Claims Officers Now Afraid to Arrest People for ‘Fear of Catching COVID’

It seems that the ever-changing government regulations and institutional hypochondria have finally converged to create total dysfunction among the ranks of the country’s police forces.

According to a new report by the The Telegraph, UK Police are no longer comfortable enforcing Westminster’s constantly evolving COVID rules, including those which compel police to break-up groups of people who are socialising outdoors.

The new revelation comes as authorities and government behavioural scientists begin to ‘lose control’ over the public following this week’s stint of warm and sunny weather – as people head outside to enjoy the parks, beaches and footpaths of Britain.


IMAGE: Increasingly, UK Police are struggling to justify the ever-changing government rules regarding ‘allowable behaviour.’

With just a week to go before the scheduled beginning of relaxation of Boris Johnson’s latest draconian lockdown, police officers are now clearly struggling to enforce the government’s intricate rule sets.

Officially speaking, for the first time since the lockdown began, two people can now meet in an “outdoor public space” for recreational purposes that include a coffee, drink or picnic – even though many have already been doing this despite government threats. According to government officials, this ‘freedom’ is to be extended further from March 29th, where the state will ‘allow’ six people – or ‘two households’ – to meet and gather outdoors or in their back gardens.

But according to Ken Marsh, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, his members have no desire to carry out ‘the law to the letter.’

“Police don’t want to police this,” he said. “We have had enough of this. It is not policeable. It is not manageable.”

The Telegraph reports that Mr Marsh is now seeking legal advice as to whether officers could actually refuse breaking the government’s two-metre social distancing rule unless the officers are vaccinated – thus, preventing uncooperative COVID rule-breaking suspects from being arrested by police who refuse to get closer than two metres to any member of the public – for fear of catching the coronavirus.

To avoid this alleged ‘threat’ to officers’ safety, the Police Federation is now demanding its ‘frontline’ officers receive vaccinations as a priority – even though the vaccine is not proven to prevent infection of coronavirus, or stop a vaccinated person from spreading the virus either.

“We have to break Covid legislation every day of the week,” he said. “What if I turn round and say to my 32,000 members: ‘Adhere totally to Covid legislation.’

“That is not what we want, but if we have to do that to protect my colleagues I will do that. Ministers are just not listening. It is not right police are having to police huge crowds without the jab. Our vulnerability is massive. We don’t have the right to strike, but we are considering sticking to the two-metre rule. We are taking legal advice on it.

“How do you arrest somebody who doesn’t want to be arrested [if you have to stay two metres away]?”

The report goes on the describe a refusal by police officers to arrest members of the public in busy open spaces spaces, quayside areas, beaches and people drinking on park benches.

While Police Federation are happy to push the notion that unvaccinated police officers are too scared to engage potentially ‘infected’ members of the public, there seems to be more evidence to suggest that police are simply not interested enforcing government edicts which appear to make little or no sense to the public, much less themselves, over a ‘pandemic’ which seems to exist more in the media and at Westminster press conferences than it does out in the real world.

READ MORE LOCKDOWN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Lockdown Files

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