Tag Archives: Police and Crime Commissioner

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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How much longer must we wait for justice?


According to William Penn 1644-1713 “to delay Justice is Injustice”. Whilst this statement is usually applied to the plight of individuals, the injustice at the heart of our Government was demonstrated on Tuesday in the House of Commons when Liz … Continue reading

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Time for a quinquennial review?


In businesses and the charity sector, it is very common to hold medium term reviews of how well things have gone following a significant change. It is easy enough to give the impression of change over a six month period … 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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Saving money can cost lives


On Tuesday lunchtime in Parliament, the Home Secretary was in the House of Commons, responding to a series of questions on different subjects. One of the questions that came up from two Tory MPs on the theme “Police and Fire … 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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