11-13-16 France, Germany and the Netherlands, which hold general elections in 2017, also have seen a U.S.-style shift in support from mainstream parties to anti-establishment nationalists. The trend comes amid growing anxiety over weak job prospects tied to globalization, as well as a migrant crisis seen as a threat to security and a drain on social welfare benefits.
Many Europeans blame the problems on decades of membership in the European Union, which they feel is oblivious to their concerns about the free flow of labor and migration within the 28-nation bloc. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/11/13/donald-trump-victory-hailed-europe-populists/93580556/
12-9-2015 one serving officer in west London said: ‘Islamification has and is occurring’, adding: ‘You have to have extra vigilance in certain parts when you are working’ He told right-wing website Breitbart: ‘When I was a teenage lad in Burnley there were no go white areas. This is the case still nationally, including London where you have to have extra vigilance in certain parts when you are working’.
A Lancashire Police officer, who wished to remain anonymous, told MailOnline: ‘There are Muslim areas of Preston that, if we wish to patrol, we have to contact local Muslim community leaders to get their permission’. Lancashire Constabulary have subsequently stated that such a claim is without foundation and said that this is not the case.
One officer from Yorkshire said on the online forum Police.Community: ‘I’m not allowed to travel in half blues to work anymore IN MY OWN CAR as we’re ‘All at risk of attack’ – yet as soon as someone points out the obvious it’s ‘divisive.’
He added: ‘In this instance he (Trump) isn’t wrong. Our political leaders are best either ill-informed or simply being disingenuous.
‘He’s pointed out something that is plainly obvious, something which I think we aren’t as a nation willing to own up to – do you think a US Police Department would ban officers from wearing their uniforms under jackets etc due to FEAR of their cops being killed by extremists?
‘We implement half measures such as ‘No-one is allowed to come into work half blues, even in your own cars because if you get beheaded it’ll be your own fault. It would be seen as un-American, un-democratic, not the done thing… In the UK though we accept it’.
One female officer in the Met said if a police officer was attacked it would be written off.
She said: ‘Even if one of us did get killed or dragged off in a van it would just be reported as a ‘one-off incident’ and no reason to change the ‘British style of policing.’
Another Met officer who resigned this year said: ‘I was a PC in the Met for 11 years – I resigned as I couldn’t handle it anymore. Whilst provocative Trump’s comments does carry some weight, PCs are not permitted to even come to work in ‘half Blues’ (just wearing trousers and shirt) for fear of attack whilst going to work. That is a directive from Scotland Yard. PCs have come out to find police cars having the brake lines cut and sometimes their own personal cars damaged’.
Another serving police officer agreed and said: ‘Same here regarding the dire warnings of wearing half blues even in my own car and I’m not in London’.
But another officer responded: ‘I don’t think banning people from wearing half blues/blacks (uniforms) on the way in is about fear, I think it’s about minimising risk wherever possible. If there’s enough evidence to support the current threat level then why make life easy for people who will try and target us?’.
Another serving officer told LBC Radio: ‘There has been a time when it’s been advised not to wear half-blues or uniform to and from work. It’s like damage limitation. You try to do the most you can to prevent anything bad from happening. All intelligence is around you and you do the best with that to essentially stay safe. And if that means taking measures to not identify yourself off-duty too much then so be it. It’s covering your backs. It’s a common sense approach’.
In 2014 Tom Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, caused a row when he claimed minority communities had turned their back on police. He told The Times: ‘There are some communities born under other skies who will not involve police at all. I am reluctant to name the communities in question but there are communities from other cultures who would prefer to police themselves.
‘There are cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called. They never hear of any trouble because the community deals with that on its own. They just have their own form of community justice’. Mr Winsor said some forces get ‘close to zero’ calls in some areas.
He said: ‘They don’t know what injustices are being perpetrated. It’s almost a closed book because we can’t go there so don’t know. It could be anything from low-level crime right up to murder are the most extreme example. That is murder. There is no honour in it.’
Seven people every second are signing a government petition to ban Donald Trump from Britain for ‘hate speech’ after the tycoon’s claims that police in London ‘fear for their lives’ because some communities are so radicalised.
David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson and even Scotland Yard issued strongly-worded condemnation of the outspoken businessman after he claimed: ‘We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives.’…Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Mr Trump’s views are repugnant, and they clearly do not represent the mainstream views of people across America.’ …
Mr Trump responded to his critics by saying ‘I don’t care’ adding that he has no interest in being ‘politically correct.’ He also defended this idea of a ban by claiming the country was at risk of ‘horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad’ and citing a questionable poll that found 25 per cent of Muslims ‘agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global Jihad.’