Category Archives: Justice Issues

The multiple failures by the Home Office


Whenever the Government is challenged over its cuts to police budgets it regularly points at reduced levels of crime in our communities. It is certainly true that some levels of crime have fallen, however crime has not gone away as … Continue reading

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G4S must be barred and Oakhill closed!


The tweet shown here from Frances Crook draws to attention the fact that it appears that despite their statements earlier in the year, G4S remains ‘in control’ of a number of ‘Secure Training Centres’ including the Milton Keynes based Oakhill … Continue reading

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A changed attitude towards local taxes


There was a time when the Conservative led Government under the watchful eye of Eric Pickles promised us all that local taxation would be frozen and they criticised all the local authorities that sought to increase taxes and they penalised … Continue reading

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Lets make a real difference in Sussex


The following piece appears in this mornings Argus: This coming weekend sees two events taking place here in Sussex that are both an attempt to change the way in which elements of our society operates and to dramatically improve the … Continue reading

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Time to re-open Childrens Centres?


At the end of the tenure of the Labour Government in 2010 there were 3,631 childrens centres across the UK. By April 2017 that number had dropped by a dramatic 1,240 according to this article in the Guardian. The benefit … Continue reading

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How much longer must we wait for justice?


According to William Penn 1644-1713 “to delay Justice is Injustice”. Whilst this statement is usually applied to the plight of individuals, the injustice at the heart of our Government was demonstrated on Tuesday in the House of Commons when Liz … Continue reading

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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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