Category Archives: Policing

A number of the Blogs relate specifically to the proposed introduction of the Police and Crime Commissioners and my view that the Metropolitan Police which performs a role as local Police force for London and National Police force on several key issues needs to have some of these national roles removed in order that London Policing is not compromised by issues that have a National Political aspect (such as phone hacking)

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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19 Years since the first day


According to this website in 1998 a group called WOMANKIND  launched the first White Ribbon Day in the UK. The following year the United Nations officially recognised 25th November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The White Ribbon is a … 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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Lets help end the ‘Trouble on our Trains’


Last night on Channel 4 Dispatches the documentary showed some of the small number of very appalling men who attend football matches across the UK, using trains to get from home to the relevant football grounds and back again. One … Continue reading

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Time to re-open Childrens Centres?


At the end of the tenure of the Labour Government in 2010 there were 3,631 childrens centres across the UK. By April 2017 that number had dropped by a dramatic 1,240 according to this article in the Guardian. The benefit … 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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