Tag Archives: Katy Bourne

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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Five issues behind last night’s Inside Out TV programme


The focus on Sussex Police and its acute lack of resources was the first item last night on the BBC One ‘Inside Out – South East’ programme which is available here. The short documentary exposed the impact of some of … Continue reading

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Public sector workers getting strangely mixed messages


Last Friday in Parliament this question and answer (only the first few lines are shown here, the rest of the answer can be seen on this website) took place and on the face of things, there is no reason for … Continue reading

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Brighton has failed to do something apparently!


On Wednesday a debate in the House of Commons took place at the request of the Labour Party on the subject of “Organised Crime: Young Peoples Safety” and at the end of the debate Ben Wallace who is the Minister … Continue reading

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A Heineken Political Party or proper democratic reform?


The indications are growing of attempts by members of various political parties to form a new one that will somehow solve all of the problems that their current party does not address. Perhaps they will call it the Heineken party … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners – an unnecessary reform?


For anyone interested in how Policing operates in our communities and how police forces impact on our lives, last Thursday in the House of Lords an informative debate took place on the subject of the responsibilities of Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Failure to understand who funds the police


On Monday there was a series of so called ‘topical questions’ aimed at the Home Office Ministers in the House of Commons. These covered a wide range of topics, one of which was the funding of police services. It began … Continue reading

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