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)

Play the ball, not the man


The news yesterday that Martin Mcguinness has died led to expressions of joy and anger from some and sorrow and appreciation from others. The fact is that every time a terrorist lays down their weapons and tries to replace them … Continue reading

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Lets polish our jewels strategically


The following appears in todays Argus newspaper: I was born and raised on the North bank of the Mersey and on high days and holidays one place our family and friends considered visiting was New Brighton. It was a bit … Continue reading

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We need Ministers with experience


Its very telling that our needs as a nation as a whole are treated as insignificant by most Governments compared to the concerns of the well paid bankers and other power brokers in the city of London. This Government like … Continue reading

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Its a vital day for changing society


Today is International Women’s Day and a great day to acknowledge the impact on our society of people who have impacted the lives of many others around them. The following are just a few people who I know and have … Continue reading

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Stop using the Police as a punchbag


On Thursday HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published their annual report into policing and the state of individual forces. The report outlines a challenge across the country with reports of victims being let down, criminal cases shelved and suspects left untracked … Continue reading

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An important day for many people


The publication at midday of the final report by air crash investigators into the Shoreham crash will surely help relatives and friends of those who died to gain a degree of closure 18 months after the event. The same is … Continue reading

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Creative thinking produces results


Last night in Brighton and Hove the Council managed to pass the budget for the next financial year on its second attempt. One of the areas which has suffered, but thankfully not as much as could easily have been the … Continue reading

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