Saturday, 3 March 2012
Cameron Pictured Riding Nearly Dead Horse
David Cameron has admitted to riding a horse loaned to News International redhead Rebekkakakakakah Brooks by the Metropolitan Police.
The real story is that horses loaned by the Met, are retired and not for riding. It would appear that faux Eurosceptic jelly-veto wielding Cameron has form as they used to say (is a member of the differently scrupled community, as PC PCs now say).
The real, real story is that the paragraph about retired horses has been edited recently. Or an attempted cover up has been made. On 1 March 2012 the relevant paragraph* read:
"At the end of the Police Horses working life the animal is re-homed at one of many identified establishments who have previously contacted the Mounted Branch with a view to offering a home. The Mounted Branch is looking for suitable homes for retired horses, that is homes where the horse will not be ridden. Anyone in the southeast of England offering such a home will be considered first."
Now it reads in full ( I've highlighted the altered section):
At the end of a police horse’s working life the animal is re-homed at one of many suitable establishments who have contacted the Mounted Branch offering a home.
Before any horse is re-housed Mounted Branch officers conduct an inspection of the potential new home to ensure appropriate accommodation and welfare standards. If the applicant passes this inspection the move can then go ahead.
Whilst responsibility for feeding the animal and paying vet bills passes to the person entrusted to its care at its new home, the horse remains the property of the Metropolitan Police Service.
Before we re-home any of our horses, we seek veterinary advice about whether the horse should continue to be ridden. Whilst some horses are rideable on retirement, some are not.
We’re currently appealing for anyone who can offer a home to a horse that can’t be ridden. Anyone in the southeast of England offering such a home will be considered first."
''Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive and spin to help the PM.'' Pre-Leveson this could all have been sorted out away from the eyes and ears of the little people with a jolly nice lunch at the Ivy Club.
Dave should have vetoed riding Raisa. It wouldn't have prevented anyone else from riding her but he would have gained the moral satisfaction of being left to shovel barrowloads of horse shit, just like he did in the EU.
* I left a comment here.