Tag Archives: New Scotland Yard

Boris, not the first #PCCs amongst equals!


In British Politics there are few characters more eccentric than Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and for all his strengths and many weaknesses it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to treat him as a role model in the normal sense of that … Continue reading

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End the farce at New Scotland Yard!


As part of the famous handbag scene in Oscar Wilde’s farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell declares ‘To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.’ This same epithet … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners and their Deputies


As Harold Macmillan is widely reported to have suggested, the best of plans and ideas can catch us all out (or events, dear boy, events). Tonights Channel 4 news focused extensively on the Tottenham Riots and ended up with an … Continue reading

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The compromise in British Policing


It seems clear that one of the reasons why Neil Wallis was appointed as advisor to the Metropolitan Police was that he was close to Andy Coulson who was then Advisor to David Cameron and seemed destined to move with … Continue reading

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