Tag Archives: David Bowles

Cameron to be put on spot about commitment to safety in NHS

Today at 12.00 Cure the NHS and Patients First will be handing in a devastating critique of David Nicholson’s leadership of the NHS. It throws down the gauntlet to the PM – are you prepared to put the reform of … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was.

I was sent a clipping recently. It was from the Lincolnshire Free Press letter page of the 9th October. The clipping was a short letter from Richard Davies, the Conservatives Candidate for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for … Continue reading

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Career politicans do not put Lincolnshire First

Over the last 30 years we have created a ‘political class’ of full-time politicians.  Not just in central government but also in local government.  They have political careers and their careers do not depend upon doing the best for their … Continue reading

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Worried about our hospitals – hmmmmm…. I think we should be

In the next few days the NHS will be rocked by the publication of the final report into the events at Mid Staffordshire.  The first report concluded that ‘there was an atmosphere in which front line staff and managers were … Continue reading

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Re-energising our approach to Anti-Social Behaviour

When I have met with voters antisocial behaviour and failing to tackle it effectively is one of the biggest issues raised.  People seem to have different understandings or definitions of ASB; some regard vandalism as ASB when of course it … Continue reading

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That’s NOT the way to do it

Police morale and motivation is at an all-time low.  I know this not just from media reports but also from direct discussions with many serving officers. Indeed Lord Stevens who is leading a review into the future of policing is … Continue reading

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Conservatives start to line up to criticise idea of politicians as Police Commissioners…..

It is clear that many politicians, from all parties, do not like the idea of Police Commissioners being drawn from their own ranks.  They believe it is essential that that such posts should not become ‘politicised’; however it is equally … Continue reading

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Stopping the rot of antisocial behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour(ASB) doesn’t sound that bad, does it, sort of “not quite polite” or “not very nice”. It doesn’t sound criminal, indeed some of it is not, or like a real crime, and what’s wrong with going out and having … Continue reading

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Campaign for better funding starts at No.10

I have made it clear that Lincolnshire’s police are grossly underfunded so I have started to do something about it. With the support of broadcaster and former Independent MP, Martin Bell I have brought together other Independent candidates from rural … Continue reading

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Asleep on the watch – mugged to the tune of £1.8m

It is well known that Lincolnshire police are appallingly funded. In fact the worst funded in the country. It’s a myth this is due to low crime rates; we have average crime rates for a shire county and for some … Continue reading

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