Maybe a better alternative would have been to hold a competence-raising workshop instead and include the prison service as well.
Has anyone been held accountable for what was a completely avoidable event if there had been just a small amount of competence? I feel sorry for the poor family members that have to endure this openly degrading farce.
Instead of up-skilling these young recruits to be able to do their job properly they are made to parade in a nonsensical show, apparently without remorse.
I also see that the Boys Brigade have been recruited to help the police. That should cut the costs of having real police, and make these flag-raising ceremonies even more impressive, louder, and with uniforms and full marching band.
Enough of the Flags
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