Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

Mr Hayes has a rather strange point of view


So according to John Hayes MP, the whole of the nation is feeling excited because his chum Priti Patel has been appointed by Boris Johnson as Home Secretary. In reality this is pure nonsense and one wonders what goes through … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Police need to engage with the right people


It is very easy in the light of the recent press reports such as this one on Sky News regarding the application of section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to jump to all sorts of conclusions which may … Continue reading

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Independence needs great integrity


A wide range of people including myself, many current and ex Tory party members and even a number of people who are members of other parties would have been very pleased to see this man get elected as the leader … Continue reading

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Tories are playing games with police funding or they are incoherent


The need to supply large sums of funds to enable police forces to recover some or all of their losses based on the last 9 years is clear to anyone who spends time talking to senior officers or reading the … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse task groups with a meeting every 18 weeks!


A series of questions and answers took place in the House of Commons on Monday that involved Sajid Javid and the focus was related to “Violent Crime: Young People” and knife crime was seen as one of the key elements … Continue reading

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Let us see some evidence of action across Government departments


On Thursday in the House of Lords Brian Paddick set out a debate on Knife Crime which covered a great deal of ground. The challenge with such debates is searching through to find the issues that need a particular focus. … Continue reading

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A cloud cuckoo Government Department (Home Office)


On Monday the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali asked the Home Secretary “What steps he is taking to tackle the rising level of knife crime” Because Sajid Javid was too busy campaigning to become the next … Continue reading

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