Tag Archives: Water Cannon

Who will take responsibility?


All jobs in established organisations bring with them baggage from their predecessor. When Cressida Dick took over as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police one of the items in the hard to resolve cupboard or perhaps garage, was the three water … Continue reading

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Time difference


It is sometimes difficult to match timescales between organisations and their actions. I recently attempted to withdraw a large sum from a bank’s ATM, the money did not come out and I initially assumed that the machine had ignored my … Continue reading

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Two blasts from the past


This week the Government has been forced to address two matters that have been bubbling away for more than a year. The High Court judgement over the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Act which I wrote about extensively last … Continue reading

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Its ahead of you!


The great thing about bogeymen is that they distract us from the real issues we have to deal with. As long as Governments can stoke up our concerns about problems that don’t exist or that they have almost no control over, … Continue reading

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20 months on the WC?


Political constipation is not unknown in the Home Office, but it is not something to be encouraged, particularly when other parts of the same department appear to have the Political equivalent of the runs. According to this report a request for … Continue reading

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rarely used and rarely seen?


The anniversary of the Summer riots in 2011 is a mere month away. One of the consequences of the terrible scenes from Croydon and other parts of London along with a small number of urban settings across the UK is the … Continue reading

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