Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

The words that come back to haunt us


Its hard to imagine that when Theresa May was speaking at the Police Federation conference as Home Secretary in 2015, less than two weeks after the last General Election that she could have forseen that she would be forced to … Continue reading

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A deeply out of touch Home Secretary


The exchange between Amber Rudd and the Police Federation over pay and pay rises appears to have disclosed just how substantial the gap is between the Government which has been setting our laws and budgets for the last 7 years … Continue reading

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Katy gets off scot-free


The decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute Katy Bourne over a dishonest tweet is undoubtedly the right one. No one would benefit from her being taken to court for telling everyone she had not claimed any expenses … Continue reading

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A record high – we should be ashamed of


The latest Government statistic shows that on at least one measure this Government has completely failed one vulnerable group in our society. Tragically they are people whose predicament is of little concern to the current Government and unlike the nurses … Continue reading

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National Stalking Awareness Week


As the week ends its important to ensure that a focus on the issue of stalking does not diminish. I have been involved in a number of discussions over the last six months involving voluntary organisations such as Suzy Lamplugh … Continue reading

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We need a Government of Justice


This blog features in the Argus Newspaper today: Now that the General Election has been announced the extent to which Sussex splits into two parts becomes evident. Seven out of 16 constituencies, three in East Sussex, three in Brighton and … Continue reading

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The missing link to our prisons


At the end of March a debate took place in the House of Commons as part of the process of creating the Governments Prisons and Courts Bill. The debate was entitled “Prisons: purpose, and role of Secretary of State” and … Continue reading

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