Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

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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Bold words, but are they actually true ones?


On Wednesday a West Midlands MP asked the Home Office a question and the first three sentences of the much longer answer appear on the face of things to answer the question that many of us have been calling for, … Continue reading

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Solving such complex issues needs a different approach


When there is a major challenge impacting our nation such as the cuts to Police numbers (not a lack of police powers as claimed by certain politicians), an acute lack of housing, cuts to education, cuts to social services, cuts … Continue reading

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Lets see how Parliament handles a new month!


I always find the start of a new month exciting as it encourages a reflection on the few weeks ahead in terms of what can be achieved. With the exception of April and January that is all there is to … Continue reading

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