Tag Archives: Nick Hurd

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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Policing promises are constantly being broken!


On the 12th March the Policing Minister Nick Hurd responded to a written question from an Essex MP regarding the resolving of organised crime. Whilst the question related to the outer London Boroughs, the answer disclosed how out of touch … Continue reading

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A major misunderstanding of the PCC role


Most people outside of political parties in the UK and even some in the parties but outside of the cohorts of MPs and Councillors and their closest friends recognise that while we get a chance to vote for a representative … Continue reading

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The Government must be held accountable on policing matters


The reason for having a national Government is supposed to be that as well as setting out national policies and national budgets, that they also monitor how the regional and local bodies that they fund through those budgets, deliver effective … Continue reading

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Sussex PCC seen as a brave leader by her Tory colleagues


When MPs and Ministers hold debates about policing, it is not unusual for them to refer to the bravery and leadership of  Police Officers who run into places of danger in order to protect other people or who take decisions … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, is Nick Hurd setting himself on fire?


The idea that MPs, Peers or in the worst case scenario, Government Ministers can tell lies and get away with it is surely one of the reasons why our Democracy has so little support from people in the UK. A … Continue reading

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Who decides what data the Home Office bothers to collect


In recent weeks the pressure on Sussex Police has increased as a result of a TV programme called ‘Inside Out – South East’ which I wrote about on the following day here. The programme focused on the impact of cuts … Continue reading

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The sloping shoulders of Nick Hurd and impact of Katy’s decisions


The size of police budgets are primarily determined by the Government. Indeed as I wrote in yesterdays blog that is all being debated at the moment for future years. That said a small proportion is determined through the Police Precept … Continue reading

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Police budgets are decimated whilst politicians play their games


On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs spent a massive 38 minutes debating the issue of Police Pension liabilities and how these will impact on policing budgets across the UK. The exchanges that took place were between Nick Hurd … Continue reading

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Public sector workers getting strangely mixed messages


Last Friday in Parliament this question and answer (only the first few lines are shown here, the rest of the answer can be seen on this website) took place and on the face of things, there is no reason for … Continue reading

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