Thursday 29 March 2012
LIES ALL LIES
There's no need to be surprised really, is there ? But somehow it's always annoying to be lied to by officialdom.
A mile from Schloss Drew, set in substantial grounds is a psychiatric hospital with a large secure unit housing various unfortunate criminals. Some periodically escape: we can always tell because a helicopter comes to search the grounds methodically: hard to miss really. There is of course a liaison committee for local councillors, residents' associations etc, and questions are naturally asked. No, we are always told, everything's been fine. But what about the helicopter ? Oh, we don't know about that - perhaps there was a road traffic accident ? or maybe a burglar spotted in a back garden. So why was it hovering over the secure unit ? etc etc; a complete stonewall every time.
The latest incident is as follows: we have always been assured the secure unit is strictly for adults only (explicitly stated to be 18+); and while there is an adolescent unit in the hospital, it is non-secure, for day patients and, once in a while, the occasional (non-secure) short-stay in-patient.
So what happens next ? A group of four adolescents have escaped from, errrr ... the secure unit.
Will we ever find out what they were doing there ? My expectations are low.
Posted by Bill Quango MP