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)

A poor grasp of racism from someone who should know much better


Over the last ten days there have been two public statements by Melanie Phillips on the theme of racism that both raise some serious questions. According to Wikipedia Melanie who is a Jew was born to parents who arrived in … Continue reading

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Sussex PCC seen as a brave leader by her Tory colleagues


When MPs and Ministers hold debates about policing, it is not unusual for them to refer to the bravery and leadership of  Police Officers who run into places of danger in order to protect other people or who take decisions … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency in our border rules!


I am really delighted to read this article from the Guardian that at long last the Police are going to end some of their formal processes that for far too long have connected then to the UK Visas and Immigration … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, is Nick Hurd setting himself on fire?


The idea that MPs, Peers or in the worst case scenario, Government Ministers can tell lies and get away with it is surely one of the reasons why our Democracy has so little support from people in the UK. A … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners need a broader remit


Last Tuesday in the House of Commons, there were questions on the theme of the Criminal Justice System directed to Rory Stewart who up until now has given the impression of having a fresh and honest approach to his new … Continue reading

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Who decides what data the Home Office bothers to collect


In recent weeks the pressure on Sussex Police has increased as a result of a TV programme called ‘Inside Out – South East’ which I wrote about on the following day here. The programme focused on the impact of cuts … Continue reading

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A glimmer of light at the end of the Budget tunnel


It is great news that the Government has amended its Budget on a matter that costs the Government very little and will protect many hundreds of people who have been using the fixed odds betting terminals and spending thousands of … Continue reading

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