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Scottish police officers are not best pleased with their new "uncomfortable" and "ill-fitting" crime-busting trousers, The Scotsman reports. The offending "cargo-style" strides have been deployed across Caledonia as part of a "multi-million pound deal...signed with a Leicestershire company to supply around 30,000 pairs of …

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Belt and Braces

If this was the military, the obvious solution (from their end anyway), would be a five thousand pound pair of braces to keep them up. God knows what the police will use. String, possibly?

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30,000 pairs of trousers?

Multi-million pound deal?. Assume it's only £5 million, and that's (tapitty tap) £166.67 a pair.

Cheap at half the price. Or possibly not.

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National Dress

What are they doing in trousers anyway? Surely the tourism industry would benefit enormously from issuing them with kilts instead...

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Two possible reasons for this.

One, it might be a half-assed (geddit) attempt to help the police integrate with yoof culture by wearing trousers with the crutch at knee level.

Two, it might be sabotage by a foreign power, as exposed by the Goon Show on the last day of the 1950s.

That particular attack involved shirts; details at http://www.thegoonshow.net/scripts_show.asp?title=s10e02_tales_of_mens_shirts

Inerestingly, the shirts were also made in Leicestershire.

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