Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

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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Those who pay the piper….


This set of figures represent the amount of party funding received around the General Election, but it does not include the donations that fall below the £7,500 threshold. The many smaller sums are likely to have benefited Labour over the … 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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A lack of necessary data?


A few days ago in Parliament Chris Ruane MP asked a question which elicited an interesting response from the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb. The question was “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been taught music … Continue reading

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The politicisation of our Policing


There are many reasons why the use of Parliamentary time should be scrutinised. One being that each day in Parliament contributes towards the annual £2Bn costs of running the institution. Bearing in mind that since the fixed term Parliament Act … 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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