If multiculturalism was working the different nationalities wouldn't have self-segregated themselves the way they have in every major populated town and city...
...but anyway; during last year's country-wide self-help scheme, sorry, riots, the Met's woefully ineffective Bonsei-Bobbies were shown how to do it properly by 'real' Coppers drafted in from other Forces.
On the streets of Croydon we had a bunch of Welsh Coppers who looked like they'd arrived in a fleet of De Loriens! They were great big blokes who commanded respect just by the way they stood; they didn't even have to say much, a look was enough
Bit like 3 Para and the Welsh Guards all over again; happy days!
I was sorry to see them go, though I think my hangover was close to terminal at one point!
Funnily enough I was in Brixton today; no burning crosses, but a warm welcome in the Caribbean takeaway opposite the bank I use any excuse to frequent. Jerk wings, fried dumpling and salt-fish fritter; Mmmmm-mm, what diet?