Tag Archives: Katy Bourne

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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Those who pay the piper….


This set of figures represent the amount of party funding received around the General Election, but it does not include the donations that fall below the £7,500 threshold. The many smaller sums are likely to have benefited Labour over the … Continue reading

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A changed attitude towards local taxes


There was a time when the Conservative led Government under the watchful eye of Eric Pickles promised us all that local taxation would be frozen and they criticised all the local authorities that sought to increase taxes and they penalised … Continue reading

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The politicisation of our Policing


There are many reasons why the use of Parliamentary time should be scrutinised. One being that each day in Parliament contributes towards the annual £2Bn costs of running the institution. Bearing in mind that since the fixed term Parliament Act … Continue reading

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A few PCC’s understand their role


The role of Police and Crime Commissioner was intended at the outset to be one which brought about coherence in the Criminal Justice System. At the time when the PCC concept was first made public, the MP for Arundel and … Continue reading

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The words that come back to haunt us


Its hard to imagine that when Theresa May was speaking at the Police Federation conference as Home Secretary in 2015, less than two weeks after the last General Election that she could have forseen that she would be forced to … Continue reading

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Katy gets off scot-free


The decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute Katy Bourne over a dishonest tweet is undoubtedly the right one. No one would benefit from her being taken to court for telling everyone she had not claimed any expenses … Continue reading

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