Tag Archives: Macpherson Report

The vital need for most professionals to be treated with enormous respect


The public debates that have taken place in the media over the last two days regarding Grenfell Tower appear to have focused on whether a rather disconnected pair of politicians who are of course professionals in the sense that Rees-Mogg … Continue reading

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Is Zahawi incompetent or arrogant? or both?


Congratulations to the fifty charities and social work experts who have been campaigning to get a damaging Government document withdrawn from circulation since it was published, mid way through 2018. In the end they managed to do so as explained … Continue reading

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A poor grasp of racism from someone who should know much better


Over the last ten days there have been two public statements by Melanie Phillips on the theme of racism that both raise some serious questions. According to Wikipedia Melanie who is a Jew was born to parents who arrived in … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners – an unnecessary reform?


For anyone interested in how Policing operates in our communities and how police forces impact on our lives, last Thursday in the House of Lords an informative debate took place on the subject of the responsibilities of Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Party politics places Fire Services at risk


As this news story explains, the decision taken in Lancashire to enable the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner to take over the governance of the Fire and Rescue Service is now beginning to bite as Clive Grunshaw the PCC is … Continue reading

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Let’s mark 25 years by implementing the inquiry findings!


Yesterday many organisations celebrated St Georges Day, a day which for some small extremist groups has become a token for racism and extreme nationalism, but many more such as uniformed youth groups mark the day to celebrate the good things … Continue reading

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The missing link to our prisons


At the end of March a debate took place in the House of Commons as part of the process of creating the Governments Prisons and Courts Bill. The debate was entitled “Prisons: purpose, and role of Secretary of State” and … Continue reading

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A very professional career


Over more than a decade I have had an extensive privilege to meet and occasionally work alongside Police Officers mostly in Sussex. My role as a member of the Independent Advisory Group in Brighton & Hove which began in 2004 … Continue reading

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