Monthly Archives: August 2012

Are the police a service or a force?

Public Order Policing is a tricky issue. One of the opponents in my campaign, Mervyn Barrett, an independent candidate believes that the police are a ‘service and not a force’.  I could not disagree more.  And the implications of having … Continue reading

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Another fine mess

The Home Office has long had a reputation for being one of the worst Departments of State. At present it’s surpassed even itself as the ‘top of the cock up’s’ department of government with Theresa May and Nick Herbert doing … Continue reading

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Flaws in the Crystal Ball.

Parliament may be in recess but that doesn’t stop the pundits or for that matter the political spin merchants from speculating on the outcome of the Police Commissioner elections. Conservativehome has used analysis by others to predict they will win … Continue reading

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Will we ever learn?

National publicity was given to the conviction of a man for attempted metal theft at the memorial in Warrington to those so tragically murdered by the IRA.  But what I found appalling was that metal theft from such a location … Continue reading

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