Hull divisional commander Chief Superintendent Rick Proctor said the police had reviewed their response to horse fairs staged by travellers following last year’s events.
Because it was, to put it mildly, inadequate. And why? Well, because it’s just too difficult!
“It is a very difficult situation because of the very nature of the people who tend to gather for these events.
“It can be difficult to pinpoint who they are and where they might be coming from.”
Well, that’s why the taxes demanded from us under duress go to pay for the shiny cars and other equipment you have for these situations.
And who promised you an easy job anyway?
“There is legislation available to set conditions for a preferred route that can be agreed in advance.
“We are currently looking at that option because it will allow us to manage it and keep people safe.
And who’ll pay for this? Oh, wait, don’t tell me. I can guess.
“If we just chose to move them on, the problem just goes somewhere else.
“Trying to ban it or block it would be very difficult to do.”
Again I’m forced to ask – why do we pay you an eye-watering salary, if not to take the tough decisions?