London’s Metropolitan police put a lot of effort into good community relations. At least, that’s what millions of viewers of The Bill believe. So it’s not surprising to see the fruits of good community relations when the going gets tough.
Below is a photo sourced from Monday’s Daily Mail article: Cities across the world become platform for hundreds of thousands of protesters against Gaza fighting. It depicts the pro-Israel rally in London last weekend. There were similar rallies in other some cities around the world.
CST assist with policing of London pro-Israel Rally
Note the initials ‘CST’ on the yellow jacket amidst a solid row of Metrolopolitan Policemen.
What, you may be wondering, is the CST?
Presumably, it’s this CST, which announces on its website:
“the CST believes that the fight against antisemitism and terrorism is vital to help ensure a vibrant Jewish community, and in safeguarding democratic British society against extremism and hatred.”CST provides physical security, training and advice for the protection of British Jews. CST assists victims of antisemitism and monitors antisemitic activities and incidents. CST represents British Jewry to Police, Government and media on antisemitism and security.”
Well, that’s all very good, isn’t it? The Bill co-operates with an organisation dedicated to ensuring the vibrancy of its community by leading the fight against antisemitism and terrorism. What a great idea!
Or perhaps not? Jews Sans Frontiers reports the CST doesn’t speak for all Jews. Apparently, the CST seems to have something of an ‘agenda’:
“(The CST), aka the provisional wing of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, provides a visible presence outside synagogues in smart areas of major cities and suburbs to convey an impression of a community under threat. They also send photographers to Palestine solidarity demonstrations and refuse to confirm whether they keep files on individuals or not. You might call them “shadowy” or you might call them silly or you might call them both.
Just the kind of guys you need standing next to you to placate nutcases who turn up at pro-apartheid rallies, when you think about it!
This is clever modern policing. Any imputation that the leadership of the Metropolitan Police is the slightest bit biased towards one sector of London’s diverse multicultural community, to the potential detriment of others, is a contemptible slur.
The British Government and Metropolitan Police are still too busy fighting the ‘War on Terror’ to hold a public inquiry into Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity. Obviously they need all the help they can get!