Tag Archives: Amber Rudd

A deeply out of touch Home Secretary


The exchange between Amber Rudd and the Police Federation over pay and pay rises appears to have disclosed just how substantial the gap is between the Government which has been setting our laws and budgets for the last 7 years … 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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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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Easy cases expose appallingly bad laws


The extent to which most of us can claim this Island as our own or at least its heritage as something we share is extremely limited. One of the programmes my family enjoys watching is Who Do You Think You … Continue reading

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The Dubs amendment must stay


The news last week that the Government was to break its promise to provide accommodation and care for up to 3000 orphans or separated children from war torn lands was headline news. The so called Dubs amendment had been introduced … Continue reading

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Open Government?


The following blog has been published in a shortened form in today’s Argus Newspaper in the Opinion column: In the run up to Christmas, Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham asked Amber Rudd MP for Hastings and Rye … Continue reading

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A shameful Government


Before Christmas I wrote about the case of a profoundly deaf Iraqui boy who fled from his home country with his family because he was under threat of death due to his disability. The Hamadamin family along with six year old … Continue reading

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