Jesus. Farking. Wept. # 23365

From The Times, yesterday.

The resort of Torbay has spent £30,000 of taxpayers’ money on flip-flops for women who are too drunk to stagger home in high heels.

The initiative by Safer Communities Torbay, a partnership between Devon and Cornwall Police, Torbay Council, the fire and rescue service and the local education authority, is meant to reduce the number of injuries caused by ‘dangerous’ footwear, including stubbed toes and sprained ankles.

The scheme, funded by the Home Office, is due to start next month in time for Christmas office party revellers, who pour out of the resorts clubs and bars in the early hours.

Officers will carry bags of the unisex flip-flops and will hand them to anyone who looks unsteady.

The rubber shoes, which bear printed messages about safe drinking and alcohol limits, will also be available free of charge from the council’s ‘safe bus’ on the harbourside.

Adrian Leisk, from Safer Communities Torbay, said: ‘Sometimes people get drunk and you see them carrying footwear which is inappropriate. The emphasis is on providing replacement footwear for people to get home in, should they find their footwear uncomfortable, inappropriate or soiled. We have consulted with people who work week-in, week-out in our nighttime economy areas, including police, street pastors and the safe bus and this is just one of a number of measures designed to keep people safe.’

There’s a lot I could say about this, but it pretty much speaks for itself. Suffice it to say that if I were a council tax payer of that region, I’d be considering curling out a shit on the chief executive’s desk right about now.

Anyway, that inimitable scourer of the Daily Mail, Ambush Predator has this all covered off.

I’m sorry…? It’s now the job of the police to prevent drunken sluts from falling over in the street when they’ve drunk too much?

Indeed.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
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One Response to Jesus. Farking. Wept. # 23365

  1. Pingback: Torbay Council Again… « Al Jahom’s Final Word

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