Taxpayers Foot Sixty Million Pound Bill for Eco Terrorist Policing

As the country gets some rare respite from strikes, Guido’s attention has returned to the other rabble of leftie loons grinding public services to a halt. An FoI Request to the Metropolitan Police has revealed the staggering cost of eco-loons’ protests. Over the past year alone, they’ve cost the taxpayer well over £18,000,000.

This can be broken down as follows:

  • Just Stop Oil protests on 14th March – 7th April: £505,480
  • Extinction Rebellion Protests 8th – 18th April: £10,126,973
  • Just Stop Oil Protests August 26th: £81,644
  • Just Stop Oil Protests 1st October – 14th November: £6,499, 753
  • Just Stop Oil Protests 28th November – 14th December: £982,433

These are just the costs to the Met Police specifically – they don’t include other police forces, costs incurred at a national level or the cost of dealing with damage amongst others. In this vein, Guido can also reveal the cost of cleaning up Just Stop Oil’s protest at the Bank of England to be £20,644. When combined with figures previously reported by the Telegraph for other costs, this brings the total cost to well over £60,000,000. At £150 per hectare, that’s enough to fund government woodland planting grants for an area the size of the Forest of Dean. 35 times over.

The Met’s released data also includes arrests at eco-loon events in April and then from October to December. These include:

  • 688 for highway obstruction
  • 115 for criminal damage
  • 97 for public order offences
  • 37 for aggravated trespass
  • 2 for conspiracy to commit arson
  • 2 for theft
  • 2 for possession of a deadly weapon
  • 1 for drugs
  • 1 for assault on a police officer

In total there were over 1,000 arrests. Just 24% resulted in a charge.

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Bray Reports Lee Anderson to the Met

In the latest update, law-breaking nuisance-maker Steve Bray has decided to turn legal fire on Lee Anderson, after horrific, traumatising footage emerged last week of the MP taking the professional protester’s hat for all of 30 seconds. In a statement on social media, Bray said:

“[I have] made a report to the Metropolitan Police regarding an incident that happened on Wednesday 11th January outside Portcullis Hose involving a Conservative member of Parliament”

Guido’s unsure precisely what Bray hopes the police will do, other than advise he stops harassing MPs. In response, Lee Anderson tells Guido:

“I can confirm that the incident was not an acceptance of full time job by this professional nuisance known as Dave.”

No comment on that last jibe…

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Sadiq Must Attend Police and Crime Committee… or Face Arrest

Sadiq Khan has been summonsed to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, to answer questions on the Winsor Review. The report, published last month, investigated the circumstances around Cressida Dick’s sacking. It found Sadiq committed an “abuse of power” and that the Met Commissioner had been “intimidated” and faced “political pressure“. Even worse for Sadiq, if he fails to attend the committee he could face up to 3 months in prison.

Susan Hall AM, Chairman of the Police and Crime Committee, added:

“The Sir Tom Winsor review has raised important questions about the circumstances under which the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner stood down. The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee has statutory powers to summons the Mayor, which we have used for the first time today. We believe that given the seriousness of the review’s findings, the Mayor needs to address the unanswered questions that have emerged.”

Sadiq is being summonsed under Section 33 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. It’s the first time this has been used on a sitting mayor. When it comes to London crime, it seems Sadiq is leading by example…

 

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WATCH: Metropolitan Police Chief Promises More Crime-Fighting, Less Knee-Taking

The new Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has vowed to make the Force do its job: cracking down on crime, rather than indulging in “symbolic gestures” like taking the knee. Appearing on LBC this morning, Rowley said he agreed with Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who published an open letter over the weekend ordering police chiefs to spend less time indulging in woke politics, and more time – wait for it – actually policing. Rowley got the message loud and clear:

“I’m more focused, frankly, on trust and crime. I think the issue for the police is about operating without fear or favour. We shouldn’t show allegiance to any political cause, whether it’s had 99% public support or 1% public support… I need to get the basics right, such as turning up to burglaries, and sadly I’m going to have to spend some time rooting out those officers who let us down […] corrupting our integrity, there’s racists and misogynists.”

Refreshing to hear, even if it is just basic common sense. Even ex-officers have slammed the Met in recent months for “losing its way” over this kind of thing. Crime rates won’t fall much if the police are too busy holding hands and singing Kumbaya…

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Jolyon Falsely Takes Credit for Met Probe Again, Launches Another Legal Crusade

Right on cue, Jolyon and his learned friends are embarking on another judicial review crusade, this time against the Met. He may have previously promised the Good Law Project (GLP) would stop doing this so much, owing to “eye-watering costs” and the number of judges telling him to stop wasting their time, though he’s clearly changed his mind. Old habits die hard.

Teaming up with Adam Wagner and former Met chief-turned-LibDem Brian Paddick, the GLP announced today they were initiating preliminary legal proceedings against the Met over their “failure” to adequately investigate Boris over Partygate. In other words, to not help them achieve their desired political outcome…

“We invite the Met to confirm it will rectify its failures to investigate the Prime Minister’s participation in the Three Gatherings, or provide us with its reasons so we can assess the lawfulness of its refusal. Unless it does, and we have given it 14 days to comply, we will begin further judicial review proceedings.”

Self-professed Covid law expert Adam Wagner proving he’s not at all bitter about the PM receiving only one fine…

Jolyon is also still pretending he’s responsible for the Met’s investigation in the first place, even though the Met have made it perfectly clear he had nothing to do with it:

“For the avoidance of doubt the recent decision was not caused in any way by the instant judicial review claim

“Second, and significantly, the decision of 8 December 2021 was never a final decision. The Defendant made clear to the claimant… that if new information came to light, in particular as a result of the investigations being carried out on behalf of the Cabinet Office by Sue Gray, then the Defendant would decide afresh whether to open an investigation into the alleged gatherings… That is precisely what happened in this case… 

This claim was always premature. Despite that fact being made clear the Claimant still chose to issue this claim. 

Surely this time he’ll finally knock out a win. £4.4 million down, 81% of cases lost… things can only get better.

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Jolyon Claims Credit for Downing Street Fines… Met Say Absolutely Not

Following the announcement of Boris, Rishi and Carrie’s FPN this afternoon, Jolyon Maugham put out an astonishing tweet claiming credit for the fines.

He’s since repeated this ego-inflating claim in the Independent, who lapped up his absurd spin by commissioning an op-ed entitledwe forced the Met to investigate No. 10 on Partygate – today we brought justice”. Just one problem – not only is this bollocks, the Met has confirmed it to be so.

In a document available via the Good Law Project’s own site, the Metropolitan Police point out that the campaign group’s judicial review claim had no impact on its decision to investigate Partygate, a direct contradiction of Jolyon’s masturbatory claim today.

For the avoidance of doubt the recent decision was not caused in any way by the instant judicial review claim

Second, and significantly, the decision of 8 December 2021 was never a final decision. The Defendant made clear to the claimant… that if new information came to light, in particular as a result of the investigations being carried out on behalf of the Cabinet Office by Sue Gray, then the Defendant would decide afresh whether to open an investigation into the alleged gatherings… That is precisely what happened in this case… 

This claim was always premature. Despite that fact being made clear the Claiminat still chose to issue this claim. 

This man knows no shame…

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