Category Archives: Justice Issues

Parliament needs to listen to Stop and Search groups


I am very proud that in Sussex there is a very well structured Committee that works within Sussex Police to constantly review the Stop and Search activity. This is not a new approach although it has been dramatically improved over … Continue reading

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The appalling approach of our current Government


As I wrote yesterday here, we have a number of credible people in Parliament on the theme of the terrible Afghanistan issue. Here are some of the statements made by a few of the sensible and credible people and tragically … Continue reading

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Lies in Parliament don’t concern the Government


This petition that is available here was formed by Ronald Tocknell on 14th April this year achieved the 10,000 signatures at least a couple of months ago and finally on Thursday the UK Government got around to responding. The number … Continue reading

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Jacob RM wants Freedom – Freddie, James and Albie!


Last night on Radio 4 in the Any Questions programme that is available here, Jacob Rees Mogg who was one of the people taking part made a very clear statement in response to the first question. Although the question was … Continue reading

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A classic example of PM Incompetence for Policing


There are many people inside and outside the mainstream political setting who do not consider the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner as being very effective. It is sad that they do so as clearly when Independent credible people … Continue reading

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The Nationality and Borders Bill needs reconsideration


Last week all of the Sussex MPs responded to the second reading of the Nationality and Borders Bill which is in response to asylum seekers who have been welcomed into our nation in many generations. Sadly, all of the Conservative … Continue reading

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Whatever the result tonight, the Police are very aware


At the end of last week in the House of Lords five members of that part of Parliament raised comments about the risk that tonight’s football game could create in our nation. Along with their views I am also aware … Continue reading

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We need the Criminal Justice System to be recovered


Over a decade ago from 2004 to 2009 I was Chair of a committee that the Government at that time created which was the Surrey and Sussex Courts Board. It was a very effective group even though it did not … Continue reading

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Has the FCDO done enough to help Myanmar victims?


On Friday the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) published a response to the petition which many of us have signed under the heading of Urge the UN to intervene in Myanmar with a peace keeping force. Based on the … Continue reading

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Israel and Palestine – some good comments from MPs


It was very encouraging that Catherine McKinnell who is the Chair of the Parliamentary Petitions Committee and MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North has brought two petitions together for a debate so soon after they both passed the 100,000 level … Continue reading

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