Tag Archives: Hillsborough

Politicians need to understand Freedom of Press


Over the last 24 hours a significant number of Conservative Politicians along with an ex Labour Politician have been calling for free speech or freedom of the press to take place following on from the Extinction Rebellion attempt to block … Continue reading

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The Home Office must resolve football policing arrangements


On Tuesday a very short debate took place in the House of Commons under the title “Cost of Policing Football” which was convened by Gill Furniss who is the Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough and also is the … Continue reading

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Theresa the exaggerator


Understandably this week at Questions to the Prime Minister or PMQs a lot of the focus was on the visit to America by Theresa May. She went through the various Questions and Answers, mostly batting away criticism until Jonathan Reynolds … Continue reading

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Party politics and Policing shouldn’t mix


As we approach the elections on Thursday for Police and Crime Commissioner elections, every one of the candidates is involving themselves in the world of politics. By any definition holding to account a chief constable and their operational work on … Continue reading

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Todays chip papers


The longevity of a newspaper story is reputed to be no more than tomorrows chip  papers. That of course is only understandable in a context where fish and chips is part of the staple fare. Whilst the ubiquitous Macdonalds or … Continue reading

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Sir George and several dragons


On 29th July Sir George Young (leader of the House of Commons) appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme promoting a new approach to Parliamentary Business in order to help reconnect the public to the democratic process. This was to be based … Continue reading

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The best of days, the worst of days


The last 24 hours have shown our Parliament at its very best and its worst. By its very definition Parliament is intended to be a place of speaking and openness. In the last few hours we have seen Parliament in speaking and listening mode which we can all … Continue reading

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