Tag Archives: Metropolitan Police

Myths and Counter-Myths


A public disagreement between Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police and Dame Anne Owers, the Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission is not the ideal way for these two people and their organisations to deal with … Continue reading

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Theresa the exaggerator


Understandably this week at Questions to the Prime Minister or PMQs a lot of the focus was on the visit to America by Theresa May. She went through the various Questions and Answers, mostly batting away criticism until Jonathan Reynolds … Continue reading

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Sleeping Police Officers


Its easy to be superficially grateful for the hard work carried out by our emergency services when we go to sleep or wake up, particularly if we can hear sirens off into the distance. No matter how irritating the noise … Continue reading

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Is this man guilty?


According to section 5 of the Criminal Law Act 1967, it is a criminal offence to “cause any wasteful employment of the police” The judgement regarding what defines wasteful is of course open to interpretation and I am not suggesting … Continue reading

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We’ve got it so we must use it!


Some of us are occasionally tempted to buy gadgets that we don’t need right now, but look shiny and new and persuade us that they will come in useful before too long. So the gadget comes home and you spend time getting … Continue reading

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Bernard is as inept as Boris


On Friday nights Radio 4 Any Questions one of the questions related to the appalling failure of judgement by the Metropolitan Police in choosing to investigate the family and friends of Stephen Lawrence during the aftermath of Stephens murder. The panel on … Continue reading

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Boris, not the first #PCCs amongst equals!


In British Politics there are few characters more eccentric than Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and for all his strengths and many weaknesses it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to treat him as a role model in the normal sense of that … Continue reading

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