Category Archives: Justice Issues

Huw, please sort out the UC helpline


The cost to all of us, everytime someone gets on the phone to raise a concern or request information from a public sector body is huge. This relates to all agencies, irrespective of the name on the door of the … Continue reading

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Our Ministers need some basic education


On Thursday in Parliament, there was a brief debate on the important subject of domestic violence. It was begun by Kelvin Hopkins who is the Labour MP for Luton North and the person speaking on behalf of the Government was … Continue reading

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A poor indictment for a well known name


Nearly 108 years ago a baby boy named Harold Rolfe Owen was born in Yorkshire. At the age of 18 he was part of the Royal Flying Corps when in 1917 like many of his colleagues he sustained serious injuries … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on public rates of pay?


A couple of weeks ago Jo Johnson who is a Government Minister added his voice to that of several Parliamentary colleagues over the rates of pay received by senior University Staff. This week another case has emerged of high levels … Continue reading

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What we need to do to improve society


Yesterday I wrote a blog about how protecting children and their parents from Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence will require a major shift in the way in which statutory agencies such as the Police and Local Government departments engage with … Continue reading

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Time to get your house in order David


Just before MPs went on their long recess on 20th July this article appeared in the Guardian explaining about an investigation by 5 childrens charities on the way in which the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority appears to be denying compensation … Continue reading

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Something does need fixing Cressida


As this news report explains, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick is defending her organisation from an attempt by the London Mayor to try to merge it with the City of London Police Force and the BTP. As … Continue reading

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