Regarding the police poster which has elicited so much criticism: Firstly, the message in the poster -–as printed in the Herald – is manifestly incomplete.
But so long as what has been omitted contains nothing defamatory, what is the problem?
Because, in essence, the poster is merely a timely piece of advice to the potentially vulnerable.
If we British have now become so ridiculously hypersensitive imagining slights that don’t exist – then heaven help us! The police should have stood their ground, rather than cravenly capitulate at the first sign of unwarranted protest from people who need to take a long hard look at themselves.