Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Health and Safety takes a controversial stand, as it decrees that holding horrified Brazilians face-down on the floor and pumping seven dum-dum bullets into their heads “shows insufficient regard for their health, safety and welfare”.
And that’s not all! Just to ensure that the message is not lost upon the insouciant Chief Constable Sir Ian Blair and his trigger-happy plods, the Metropolitan Police can expect to pay a very heavy fine!
For shooting an innocent man. Seven times. In the head. With dum-dum bullets.
That’ll teach them.
Of course, no-one in the Met will be expected to stump up any money personally. No, no – that’s just for losers like you and me, caught by a speed camera or nabbed feeding the parking meter. No indeed – for the Met, it’ll be the taxpayer who coughs up, which, come to think of it, would be us again.
Mr de Menezes was by all accounts a quiet and law-abiding young man. I dare say he paid his taxes too. Maybe he’ll get a rebate?
You know, either prosecute someone for murder, or call him collateral damage and move on. To make him a health and safety issue is just insulting beyond belief. If all Blairs end up sharing this unfathomable abyss of mealy-mouthed moral bankruptcy, no wonder Eric Arthur Blair changed his name…
Oopsie. The HSE has also demanded rubber floors on all tube trains, so police officers don’t slip on the blood next time.