Tag Archives: Home Office

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┬áHamadamin 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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Police boats and joined up thinking


The extent to which our various police services are able to cooperate and remain flexible depends on the idea that each of the 41 forces is largely autonomous but also that they are instructed to cooperate with one another using … Continue reading

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Home Office delays


The process of approving new equipment as suitable for use by Police Officers needs to be rigorous if the equipment is something that could come into contact with the rest of society. However there is a difference between rigour and … Continue reading

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The Borders in our minds


Its been a strange week. We had the news yesterday that after a ‘mistake’ by the Home Office over the visa for Ai Weiwei that Theresa May has overturned their decision. The HO had trawled the internet and believed him … Continue reading

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