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 sloping shoulders of Nick Hurd and impact of Katy’s decisions


The size of police budgets are primarily determined by the Government. Indeed as I wrote in yesterdays blog that is all being debated at the moment for future years. That said a small proportion is determined through the Police Precept … Continue reading

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Police budgets are decimated whilst politicians play their games


On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs spent a massive 38 minutes debating the issue of Police Pension liabilities and how these will impact on policing budgets across the UK. The exchanges that took place were between Nick Hurd … Continue reading

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High Tech sticking plaster is a total waste of money


The news that the Government has set aside £500,000 to enable organisations to experiment with technology such as drones and artificial intelligence to try to reduce knife and gun crime seems to be a complete diversion from the need for … Continue reading

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Strange communication techniques


When well-resourced and highly educated men and a woman set off from their official place of work to make a presentation to a massive audience it is understandable that they turn out smartly and make a big entrance onto the … Continue reading

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Sajid, it is time to close down The Home Office


The people and organisations within our society that have recognisable high levels of power and authority should act in a highly responsible manner. If they do not, then the risk of society as a whole being severely impacted and even … Continue reading

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The weakness of Party based Police and Crime Commissioners


On Thursday in the House of Commons a “Business of the House” session took place in which MPs are able to direct questions at Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House regarding future matters for discussion. The MP for Crawley … Continue reading

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Sussex is impacted by hard borders and Police funding cuts


Most fellow residents have come to terms with our boundary signs that welcome visitors to Brighton and Hove, even though we know which part of the city we live or work in. This sense of corporate unity is of course … Continue reading

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