Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Andrei Great Britain has gone bonkers

Well the bureaucrats have anyway
A charity worker drowned in a 3ft deep lake when a policeman and a paramedic were ordered not to try to rescue him.
Simon Burgess, 41, was left to float face down as emergency crews watched.
Health and safety rules stopped them going more than ankle deep into the lake, an inquest was told yesterday.
Beyond bizarre

7 comment(s):

kowtow said...

Britain has gone bonkers.

Moneo said...

It is nothing less than murder, in my opinion.

Had I been the police officer, I would have told my superiors in no uncertain terms to f off and tried to save him anyway.

No career is worth having to live with that guilt.

Andrei said...

I saw that but didn't blog on it when I saw it because it is tantamount to child abuse.

If I had a mixed up kid the very last thing I'd do is go to the papers with it or or allow pictures to be taken.

That is sheer wickedness in my view

KG said...

What Moneo said. Exactly. And this isn't the first time emergency services have stood around, watching someone die due to elf'nsafety regulations.
Bloody disgusting.

kowtow said...

The ironic thing is the politicians who oversee this health and safety madness will send young men into foreign wars with inferior gear to fight unwinnable wars!

That's bonkers.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

i'm surprised they stood by and listened to orders. I'm 99.9% sure that if they had been disciplined or fired and they went to the media, the nation would have gotten behind them and shamed the bureaucratic scum into doing the right thing.

kowtow said...

I'm surprised too. However what appears to be happening is yuo now have functionairies who while they would probably really like to do their jobs properly, they know there will be no support from "management" and they would be disciplined,possibly fired and lose their pension.
inspector gadget website covers these sad British issues very well from a police standpoint.

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