Police fear becoming the focus of public anger at government cuts and that repeated clashes with demonstrators risk damaging their reputation, a top officer has told the Guardian.
Hello? The police always have been the arm of the state and of the ruling class, but the pretense has been otherwise. I guess that charade is about over in Britain now.
Of course it might help the image of UK police a teensy bit if they didn’t drag people out of wheelchairs and beat them.