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31 August 2007


A matter of trust - preview

Noël Staples questions whether society relies too much on ‘guilt until proven innocent’

I read John Voysey's letter about the CRB checks (22 July) and being 'dragged into the maw of distrust and fear' with interest
  • Little trust remains in employment
  • I am an agency HGV driver and 'unfrocked' social worker
  • Recently I drove for Argos/Wincanton, and was searched daily
  • A random 'search/pass' indicator told whether you were to be searched
  • After the humiliation of emptying my pockets in front of everyone five times in a row (a high 'search' percentage was set) I protested and left, saying I never thieved, nor, at sixty-one, did I plan to start
  • Even driving for Brinks Matt and Royal Mail I don't get searched, though they reserve the right

  • Noël Staples

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