Tag Archives: Police

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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Fair Police funding


It is always encouraging when someone who has served as a Government Minister in a given area feels that they are clear enough from their past to begin to challenge the Government which they were members of. Andrew Selous is … Continue reading

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The need for some real life economics


In a community where many of the nations most powerful and some of the richest people arrive for a days activity, they begin by enjoying Breakfast in very posh and historic restaurants and cafes on the campus of the community. … 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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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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Blue Light Programme gets a boost


Todays blog is also published as part of my Column in the Argus Newspaper: As the shock and immediate reactions to the terrible Grenfell Tower disaster begins to subside for most of us who had no direct connection to the … Continue reading

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Lets honour those who work for us


The following piece was published in yesterdays Argus Newspaper, it relates to the suggestion that we dedicate one of our bank holidays to honour the work of people who work in the public sector: In recent days, the work and demands … Continue reading

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