logo

Get the best of Commons Magazine — FREE!

Privatizing the Police

A comedy video from the BBC with a bite of reality

Imagine if your car is stolen and you walk into the nearest police station (they didn’t answer the phone) to discover that it is now a privately run company.


That’s the storyline of a brilliant sketch from the BBC comedy show “A Bit of Fry & Laurie.” But in these days of rampant privatization in the UK, one wonders if it’s really a joke. (Thanks to Jon Spayde for turning it up.)


“See it here”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLfghLQE3F4