Tag Archives: Home Secretary

Extra funds are needed for Sussex Police


In the last few days, every household in Sussex received a leaflet which explains about the level of the Police precept which is due to be collected through the Council Tax starting this month. The leaflet was written by Katy … Continue reading

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Making weak laws is the easy part


On Sunday night I was involved in a twitter debate organised by a group whose own twitter account is @PrisonStorm . The debate took place over a 2 hour period and covered a number of issues including the misuse of … Continue reading

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Sofa so bad


Being an MP must be a challenging role, creating numerous opportunities to visit people, events and organisations with a wide range of needs and stories to tell. To then be given a national platform as a Government Minister (or shadow … Continue reading

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We’re all in this together?


Yesterday in Bournemouth a senior representative of a deeply unpopular sector of society used all of the authority and power of her role to challenge another group of people who she claims are deeply unpopular with the public. The Home … Continue reading

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A failure to keep Party Politics out of Policing


In recent weeks the Home Secretary has toured UK Police forces, using the opportunity to meet Police and Crime Commissioners across the country and calling in on Conservative MPs in their constituencies ensuring that her Political Party gets the maximum exposure from the … Continue reading

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What came first?


Yesterdays interview in the Independent with David Blunkett proposes that in the future, satirical broadcasts such as Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You should be defined as current affairs programmes and subject to the regulations that news programmes have to … Continue reading

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Sauce for the Gander


The controversial decision by the Home Office to use advertising vans to intensify an already very active debate on illegal immigrants has inevitably cause a great deal of distress to many people including those whose families have been resident in the UK … Continue reading

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A reckless approach to Policing


As I wrote yesterday the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has been recently snubbed by the Home Secretary, as their President, Sir Hugh Orde attempts to bring some form of clarity to the relationship between the 41 Chief Constables and the elected Police and Crime Commissioners. … Continue reading

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We need good links to the Home Office


In the eight months since the election of the 41 Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales, the relationship between Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner has varied from the positive and warm to the down right hostile … 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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