Author Archives: ianchisnall

About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.

Let’s mark 25 years by implementing the inquiry findings!


Yesterday many organisations celebrated St Georges Day, a day which for some small extremist groups has become a token for racism and extreme nationalism, but many more such as uniformed youth groups mark the day to celebrate the good things … Continue reading

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The Windrush scandal reflects a complex set of issues


The elements of the Windrush story are multi-layered and complex, and they reflect many other similar stories that have some of the same layers deep down within them. The Imperialist history of the pseudo combined nations of England, Wales, Scotland … Continue reading

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Have the Tory Eurosceptics broken their moral compass?


News that Eurosceptic Tory MPs plan to call for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May if she is willing to consider remaining in the Customs Union show how deeply broken their moral compass is. Of course fractionally over … Continue reading

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Lost rest days equates to 1000+ Police Officers


According to this report the Government through the various police forces across the UK has ‘borrowed’ 237,697 rest days from 70,000 police officers to enable events and incidents to be policed as well as possible. There are already indications that … Continue reading

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Failure to understand who funds the police


On Monday there was a series of so called ‘topical questions’ aimed at the Home Office Ministers in the House of Commons. These covered a wide range of topics, one of which was the funding of police services. It began … Continue reading

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Caroline why won’t you let my MP visit Yarls Wood?


As the Windrush debacle unfolds placing the Home Office under justifiable challenge and scrutiny and making Ministers such as Amber Rudd and Caroline Nokes squirm when interviewed, another unconnected issue has emerged from recent reports from Parliament that once again … Continue reading

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Tina has promised to listen to charities


The first speech by the new Chair of the Charity Commission took place yesterday at the NCVO annual conference. The full text is available here. As part of the speech Baroness Tina Stowell made a number of statements which providing … Continue reading

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