Category Archives: Justice Issues

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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Making weak laws is the easy part


On Sunday night I was involved in a twitter debate organised by a group whose own twitter account is @PrisonStorm . The debate took place over a 2 hour period and covered a number of issues including the misuse of … Continue reading

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We need a series of studies on our departure from the EU


The decision by Amber Rudd last Thursday to commission a study on the economic impact of immigration from the EU seems excessively late to the party bearing in mind that the Hastings MP has spent more than a year as … Continue reading

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How did #wato get it so wrong Martha?


The news from yesterday that the coalition Government got it wrong when they introduced huge employment tribunal fees to try to raise funds for the Government and also reduce the number of vexatious cases for employers is not a shock. … Continue reading

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Youth justice needs more of our attention


In December 2016, the number of young people detained in custody by the Criminal Justice System amounted to 829 people. This was a historically low number. Since that point the number detained has sadly risen by over 12% to 927. … Continue reading

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A few PCC’s understand their role


The role of Police and Crime Commissioner was intended at the outset to be one which brought about coherence in the Criminal Justice System. At the time when the PCC concept was first made public, the MP for Arundel and … Continue reading

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Where was the Police & Crime Commissioner?


There is a disturbing story currently circulating of a brave woman called Faith Spear who comes from Ipswich where she served as a volunteer chair of a body known as the Independent Monitoring Board of Her Majesty’s Prison & Young … Continue reading

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