Tag Archives: Home Office

The multiple failures by the Home Office


Whenever the Government is challenged over its cuts to police budgets it regularly points at reduced levels of crime in our communities. It is certainly true that some levels of crime have fallen, however crime has not gone away as … Continue reading

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How much longer must we wait for justice?


According to William Penn 1644-1713 “to delay Justice is Injustice”. Whilst this statement is usually applied to the plight of individuals, the injustice at the heart of our Government was demonstrated on Tuesday in the House of Commons when Liz … Continue reading

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Home Office must publish out of respect


Late last night and this morning some people involved in the use of social media have been proposing various courses of action following the attack by the three men on London Bridge and at Borough Market. It is far to … 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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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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Something that should trouble all of us


The news that the Government has suppressed a report that shows one of their flagship schemes has been ineffective is not a shock. Sadly that sort of things happens all too often and Governments appear to believe that they are … Continue reading

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