Whistle-blowing practice

The Beeb report that the Home Office has issued a document on ‘enhanced protection for Police whistle-blowers’. (BBC R4)

Reminds me that one of the pranks played on rookie policemen and women over the years, was to pin up a notice in the police station telling them to report to ‘Hackney Marshes’ on Sunday morning at 0700 for ‘whistle-blowing’ practice. Innocent fun (except for the probationers who went) and a far cry from what the term means in the Metropolitan Police now.



About JS

John Stonborough FCIPR specialises in media relations, providing an authoritative and discreet advocacy to corporate and private clients world-wide. He specialises in handling the hostile media and media regulation. He is known for observing "An interview is no time for an original thought." He is the great-nephew of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. His working career began as a London policeman and then as a reporter for the Daily Mail, BBC Radio 4, Thames Television and Channel 4 TV. From 2001 to 2004 he was The Media Advisor to the House of Commons Commission. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He is married and lives in London, England. www.stonborough.com
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