Tag Archives: Police and Crime Commissioner

MPs should pay attention to Victoria’s point of view


A few weeks ago Victoria Atkins made this rather radical statement as part of a debate on crime levels. It seems as though she is making a case for regional or local devolution of many things, not just policing. The … Continue reading

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A major misunderstanding of the PCC role


Most people outside of political parties in the UK and even some in the parties but outside of the cohorts of MPs and Councillors and their closest friends recognise that while we get a chance to vote for a representative … Continue reading

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The Government must be held accountable on policing matters


The reason for having a national Government is supposed to be that as well as setting out national policies and national budgets, that they also monitor how the regional and local bodies that they fund through those budgets, deliver effective … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, is Nick Hurd setting himself on fire?


The idea that MPs, Peers or in the worst case scenario, Government Ministers can tell lies and get away with it is surely one of the reasons why our Democracy has so little support from people in the UK. A … Continue reading

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A glimmer of light at the end of the Budget tunnel


It is great news that the Government has amended its Budget on a matter that costs the Government very little and will protect many hundreds of people who have been using the fixed odds betting terminals and spending thousands of … Continue reading

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Its time for Seetec and Sussex PCC to challenge the MOJ


It seems hard to criticise the Government for investing over £3m into schemes to assist vulnerable women offenders across the UK, a decision which was announced on Friday. Although the individual sums involved have not been disclosed, there is a … 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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