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Paddick is Daily Mail 'Unsung Hero'

Brian

Local friendly ex-cop
From the Daily Mirror

CONTROVERSIAL police commander Brian Paddick, who takes a softly-softly approach to dope, must feel like he's on an LSD trip after opening his post...

For more than a year he has been the victim of a Daily Mail campaign which wants the senior Lambeth cop sacked. But now he has received a certificate from the same paper - honouring him with an Award of Merit for being an "unsung hero".

There is also a cheerful letter from Phil Merry, in the Daily Mail promotions department, praising Paddick's "unstinting work" and telling him to "keep up the good work".

It's worth reflecting on the Mail's earlier mentions of him.
"What kind of society," it asked, "is it whose liberal intelligentsia treats such a man as a hero?"

His position, the paper has said, "is now surely untenable - the fact that such a man could be a senior police officer shows how sick this society has become."

His "cannabis policy has brought even more hard drugs flooding in to Lambeth" and he is "sheltering behind his homosexuality to protect him from the real allegations of gross incompetence and lack of probity and judgment".

Paddick, the paper reckons, deserves "six months in jail" which is odd when their unsung heroes are people "who toil away for the benefit of their communities".

Any suggestions as to where I should hang my certificate?

:D
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
the power 0f u75 !!!!

wasn't there a thread a few months back asking people to nominate Brian Paddick ?

.....seems like it worked....
 

kea

Banned
Banned
aaaaaaaa ------ hahahahahahahahahaha!

i never thought when i sent in that e-mail that they'd be brainless enough not to check. doh! :D congrats brian!
 

nosos

Well-Known Member
Congragulations!! :D

<<claps>>

I'd burn it though, to be honest. :rolleyes:

Is it readers who vote, or the staff?
 

drfranni

Coldharbour Crone
Tee hee hee - what a result! I can't believe they actually sent one, silly billies.

Well, I would frame it and hang it up with pride - there is ALWAYS a damp patch in the toilet that needs covering

What a larf!
 

han

brixton hill hobbit
Originally posted by drfranni
Well, I would frame it and hang it up with pride - there is ALWAYS a damp patch in the toilet that needs covering
Hee hee! Perfect place for it in my opinion!

Congratulations though....it makes them seem all the more ludicrous!:D
 

tarannau

Mongolian eyed
Well I just hope you've got that certificate framed above your mantelpiece Brian! Put it right up there, next to the cycling proficiency award and the porcelain butterflies :rolleyes: ;)

Good to see that the Mail still can't tell its editorial arse from its operational elbow, but equally gratifying that the nominations seem to have paid gloriously strange dividends. :cool:

Alternatively, if you fancy sending us a copy, we can always get some giant certificates blown up and positioned outside Associated Newspaper's offices as a little reminder. Silly feckers...
 

kea

Banned
Banned
Originally posted by tarannau
Alternatively, if you fancy sending us a copy, we can always get some giant certificates blown up and positioned outside Associated Newspaper's offices as a little reminder. Silly feckers...

great idea! we could also send lots of copies to any journos writing any future crap .... :D
 

Roadkill

Well-Known Member
Hahahahahaha!

Oh the irony... :D :D

As for the certificate, try and get yourself photographed with it and get it all over the media, just to piss the Mail off.

Then cver that damp patch on the bog wall with it.
 

hatboy

Banned
Banned
LMFAO - fucking excellent Brian!

"is now surely untenable - the fact that such a man could be a senior police officer shows how sick this society has become."


This still makes me seeth. Like many I've seen how you operate Brain (and now met you afew times in person). I was VERY impressed with your attendance at the "East of Acre Lane" event and the fact that you'd thought hard about your response to the book and said that it had given you more insight into the lives of some young black guys in Brixton.

So Brixton wants a police chief who is an approachable man, a good communicator, anti-racist and responsive to locals' ideas. You, I still believe (as do many) are this. Is Brixton "society" so "sick" to want this?
 

pooka

Can't Re Member
Excellent! Clearly whosoever coded their database didn't think through all the options! Serves to illustrate their cynicism, if nothing else.

But don't let that detract from the accolade. Where to hang it? Pride of place on your office wall when your back in Lambeth, I'd say.;)
 

Mr Retro

Beware hedgehogs
:D :D

I got a thank you from them for nominating a few months back and hung it on the fridge. It's a good talking point when visitors come.

" Why did the fuckin' Mail send you a letter"

good conversation starter!

:D :D
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
wow, when I wrote the nomination e-mail I was convinced that I'd never hear anything of it again...when I got the 'thankyou for your nomination' letter I was mildly suprised...now I'm stunned...congratulations Brian.
 

fat hamster

Banned
Banned
Wa-hey! Nice one! Glad to have been associated with your wonderful achievement, Brian!

Here's hoping for equal success in your struggle for reinstatement.
 

Wireman

Brixton Wannabe
Congratulations Brian. You must be so proud.

;)

I think you can take it for granted Dacre will be tearing out what's left of his hair when he gets back from Mauritius. Phil Merry's arse will be twitching.
 

Choc

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by Brian
From the Daily Mirror

CONTROVERSIAL police commander Brian Paddick, who takes a softly-softly approach to dope, must feel like he's on an LSD trip after opening his post...

LOL :)

this story is a perfect sign how shortsighted and inaccurate media can be particulary daily mail and co. they don't know what the hell they are talking about. maby you could sell this cock up story to the sun ;)!
 

Peter Matisse

Queering the Mail
Congratulations Brian on being certified by the Daily Mail :D

I think you should consider having it put on your Christmas Cards !

Put a copy under your doormat, then every time you wipe your feet you can think ................................................
 
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