Tag Archives: Katy Bourne

Conservatives are not competent funding Police or any other public service


These two images above, both come from two Conservative Government Ministers speaking to the public and to local politicians, both referring to the same local tax arrangements. Back in 2012 Eric Pickles was working very hard to ensure that the … Continue reading

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The conflict between Sussex MPs and our Police and Crime Commissioner


Last Wednesday 12 of the 16 Sussex MPs voted to oppose an increase in national policing to be directed towards neighbourhood policing. The proposal came from the Labour Party who argued that the proposed 20,000 increase by the Conservative Government … Continue reading

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Sussex PCC seen as a brave leader by her Tory colleagues


When MPs and Ministers hold debates about policing, it is not unusual for them to refer to the bravery and leadership of  Police Officers who run into places of danger in order to protect other people or who take decisions … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners need a broader remit


Last Tuesday in the House of Commons, there were questions on the theme of the Criminal Justice System directed to Rory Stewart who up until now has given the impression of having a fresh and honest approach to his new … Continue reading

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Who decides what data the Home Office bothers to collect


In recent weeks the pressure on Sussex Police has increased as a result of a TV programme called ‘Inside Out – South East’ which I wrote about on the following day here. The programme focused on the impact of cuts … Continue reading

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The sloping shoulders of Nick Hurd and impact of Katy’s decisions


The size of police budgets are primarily determined by the Government. Indeed as I wrote in yesterdays blog that is all being debated at the moment for future years. That said a small proportion is determined through the Police Precept … Continue reading

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Police budgets are decimated whilst politicians play their games


On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs spent a massive 38 minutes debating the issue of Police Pension liabilities and how these will impact on policing budgets across the UK. The exchanges that took place were between Nick Hurd … Continue reading

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The weakness of Party based Police and Crime Commissioners


On Thursday in the House of Commons a “Business of the House” session took place in which MPs are able to direct questions at Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House regarding future matters for discussion. The MP for Crawley … Continue reading

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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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