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I think this Police Officer was great ! Good on him !

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Pantomimedam Fri 14-Dec-12 22:20:50

It's the DM, they always mention the price of someone's house or the cost of the school fees. grin DM is hardly trying to stir up class war! They think their readers are aspirational lower-middle class curtain twitchers; the sort who want to be posh so identify with people who spend thousands on fees for private schools because that's how they imagine their future going. They ape the manners and lifestyle of your actual proper middle classes and hate the working classes (for fear of ever falling back into that group).

AmIthatTinselly Fri 14-Dec-12 21:53:44

I commented on the other thread and feel that the PC was extremely fair and patient with them.

I would say the same, regardless of what type of school it is. The "entitled" comments, to me were nothing to do with class or money, but to do with the mindset of so many parents that the rules don't apply to them. And there are plenty of them.

Sparklingbrook Fri 14-Dec-12 17:43:20

It always boils down to the same thing for me. regardless of money or class people can be selfish and unthinking.

Solopower1 Fri 14-Dec-12 17:40:46

Plenty of posters mentioning 'entitled' parents on the thread you linked to, Sparklingbrook.

Why do we always bring class (and money) into things?

Solopower1 Fri 14-Dec-12 17:33:52

True. But I think it's the underlying message. Why else would they mention the fees? Couldn't they have described the school in another way?

Shallishanti Fri 14-Dec-12 17:30:15

Well done that man.
I don't think the DM is 'stirring up trouble' as the parents are reported sympathetically though.

Sparklingbrook Fri 14-Dec-12 17:25:12

Lots of support here grin

Solopower1 Fri 14-Dec-12 17:23:08

There's definitely a point to mentioning that the fees are £5k a year. It's the dear old DM stirring up trouble again. Would we feel as angry with the selfish parents if it was a state primary school in a poor area? If we visualised them in battered old Fords rather than swish BMWs?

What I don't like is that sort of manipulation. The DM does it all the time - and so do the other papers.

Pantomimedam Thu 13-Dec-12 21:53:55

Good for him. Love the Mail telling us the fees are £5k a year grin. But there is a point to mentioning it, as presumably these parents could afford to park legally. Or even get a taxi, selfish gits.

Nancy66 Thu 13-Dec-12 10:53:00

I agree. Good on him. Hate selfish school parent parking.

GreatCongas Wed 12-Dec-12 14:16:11

Shouldn't then should obviously

niceguy2 Wed 12-Dec-12 13:18:01

Yep, if you miss your little cherub's star turn because you parked like a tosser then that's your fault, not the police.

If I was the officer, I'd have ticketed all the wrongly parked cars first before insisting they move them.

daisydoodoo Wed 12-Dec-12 12:57:43

i think the policeman was in the right. if there was parking avaliable slightly further away they should have used it in the first place.

GreatCongas Wed 12-Dec-12 12:41:56

As one if the comments said
It should read kill joy police officer... It should read I considerate parents cause nativity to be halted

EldritchCleavage Wed 12-Dec-12 12:36:19

Why should people be allowed to block the pavement (causing a serious hazard) and the entrance to a doctors' surgery (causing serious inconvenience) just to see their children in a nativity play? Very odd priorities, if you ask me.

Aspiemum2 Wed 12-Dec-12 11:20:12

Poor bloke, damned if they do and damned if they don't
Good on him though. It wasn't his fault the play was interrupted - maybe if the parents had a bit more common sense and consideration it wouldn't have been necessary!

TunaPastaBake Wed 12-Dec-12 11:08:37

Doubt whether they will carry story for long as 99% of the readers comments agree with what PC did.

I think I might tweet Surrey police to say ' well done ' !

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 12-Dec-12 10:59:32

Vile, police-bashing DM. Of course the officer did the right thing.

Complete non-story, and yet this is headline news in which the officer is named, pictured and pilloried.

GreatUncleEddie Wed 12-Dec-12 10:52:43

I agree - the only way these buggers will listen is if they are inconvenienced, they don't give a shit otherwise

TunaPastaBake Wed 12-Dec-12 10:50:57

Police officer interrupted navity play to get parents to move their cars as they were blocking a GP Surgery - great good on him !


I don't think he was killyjoy at all - having seen the way parents park their cars at the school near me I am overjoyed !

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