Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

Its time for Seetec and Sussex PCC to challenge the MOJ


It seems hard to criticise the Government for investing over £3m into schemes to assist vulnerable women offenders across the UK, a decision which was announced on Friday. Although the individual sums involved have not been disclosed, there is a … Continue reading

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The sloping shoulders of Nick Hurd and impact of Katy’s decisions


The size of police budgets are primarily determined by the Government. Indeed as I wrote in yesterdays blog that is all being debated at the moment for future years. That said a small proportion is determined through the Police Precept … Continue reading

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Police budgets are decimated whilst politicians play their games


On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs spent a massive 38 minutes debating the issue of Police Pension liabilities and how these will impact on policing budgets across the UK. The exchanges that took place were between Nick Hurd … Continue reading

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A day of explosions helped by a year of engineering


Every month or week, indeed most days of the year are marked as being a time to focus on particular events or themes. Today and tonight must be one of the few anniversaries or days to mark that almost everyone … Continue reading

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A fascinating Speech for residents of Sussex and beyond


Every few days I check out some of the speeches from Parliament that I am alerted to because of reference to certain key words or certain people speaking. Sometimes some of the speeches act as provocation to raise concerns in … Continue reading

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The weakness of Party based Police and Crime Commissioners


On Thursday in the House of Commons a “Business of the House” session took place in which MPs are able to direct questions at Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House regarding future matters for discussion. The MP for Crawley … Continue reading

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Theresa, what do you mean by listening to business?


On Monday in Parliament the MP for Hove, Peter Kyle made a short statement about the extent to which businesses are concerned about struggling post Brexit followed by a couple of questions. Although he did not mention the challenges of … Continue reading

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