yay, mad mel
is having a crack at the story.
The headline: Emergency services 'do anything to avoid putting themselves at risk'
Notice the quotes. She doesn't tell us who said it. She could be paraphrasing the article, but the wording is such that someone actually said it.
A few snippets:
Well, more fool us! It turns out that their purpose is to avoid anything that puts themselves at risk - and they've got a health and safety rule book that says so.
Have they? Proof?
The more we learn about how ten-year-old Jordon Lyon drowned in a pool in Wigan while two police support officers at the scene did nothing to save him, the more surreal and preposterous life in Britain appears to have become.
"nothing"? According to the Mail's own article they helped the regular police find the spot. That isn't "nothing".
This is because both the police and fire service have instructions not to save people who are drowning.
Police and fire officers, we are told with the straightest of faces, are not taught to swim or trained to save people from drowning.
..you get my idea..
The rest of the article goes on about how this applies everywhere. She's also dropped in a huge photo of 10 year Jordon for effect.
It's actually an interesting article. I don't know how much of it is true, and since Mel doesn't bother to supply any actual references (such as a quote by someone), it would require me hitting google to find out.