Tag Archives: Katy Bourne

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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Extra funds are needed for Sussex Police


In the last few days, every household in Sussex received a leaflet which explains about the level of the Police precept which is due to be collected through the Council Tax starting this month. The leaflet was written by Katy … Continue reading

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Visible Policing – A mixture of views


This morning three stories or issues are alive on social media that relate to the actions of police forces. The first I spotted was the news of the tragic shooting of two women in Bexhill last night. The fact that … Continue reading

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A full roll call please Amber


On Tuesday the new Minister for Women and Equalities opened and ended a one hour debate on the Centenary of Womans Suffrage. The last question she was asked came from the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips who wanted … Continue reading

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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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