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)

Mr Hayes has a rather strange point of view


So according to John Hayes MP, the whole of the nation is feeling excited because his chum Priti Patel has been appointed by Boris Johnson as Home Secretary. In reality this is pure nonsense and one wonders what goes through … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Police need to engage with the right people


It is very easy in the light of the recent press reports such as this one on Sky News regarding the application of section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to jump to all sorts of conclusions which may … Continue reading

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The IOPC needs to be better understood by Parliament


A few days ago I wrote this blog when it was announced that Priti Patel was to call on the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services to review how the Metropolitan Police handled the £2.5m Operation Midland, … Continue reading

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We need some consistency across the public sector


The news that today Priti Patel will be calling on the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services to review how the Metropolitan Police handled the £2.5m Operation Midland, which probed claims of a VIP abuse ring but … Continue reading

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We all need to work hard to prevent hate crimes


A few days ago I was privileged to participate in a meeting to examine some hate crime cases that were being dealt with by Sussex Police. I sit on a committee that meets once a quarter and examines if the … Continue reading

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How long will the second of these take?


Its hard to understand how someone as out of touch with the reality of our nation as Johnson has become our Prime Minister. That only 93,000 people voted for him in one sense is not an issue. After all if … Continue reading

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Any ‘Tommy Robinson’ supporters must call for these two to be prosecuted


It is hard to treat the ‘Tommy Robinson’ campaigners with any credibility but I do know of at least one person who calls for him to be freed. In any event there are a number of people here in the … Continue reading

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