Monthly Archive: December 2013

Who’s Looking After Mike Pannett?

Who’s Looking After Mike Pannett?

The last (honest) in my mini-series on the perils of Rural Policing features North Yorkshire Police, and the home county of our much-loved and respected Mike Pannett (@MikePannett), author and TV/Radio Celebrity. North Yorkshire...

The Loneliness of Another Rural Police Officer

The Loneliness of Another Rural Police Officer

Don’t panic this isn’t going to be a series of all the rural Forces in England and Wales. Having picked on Dyfed Powys and received some quite useful feedback I thought that in the...

The Loneliness of the Rural Police Officer

The Loneliness of the Rural Police Officer

I saw a tweet recently from Mr Christopher Salmon, the PCC for Dyfed Powys Police. It said “A single officer answers a call in remote mid-Wales, an hour from help. Officers in towns are...

The Bonus Culture In Public Service

The Bonus Culture In Public Service

My Flabber was literally Ghasted recently when I read in the News that DWP staff had been paid cash bonuses for basically doing their job.  Approximately £44 Million was shared between about 98% of...

ConDem – The Government That Just Keeps Giving (And Taking)

ConDem – The Government That Just Keeps Giving (And Taking)

In the week when MPs get an 11% pay rise and a brand spanking new pension scheme, (have I mentioned those before?) just so long as they stop claiming for tea and biscuits for...

#AllInThisTogether – The Nitty Gritty

#AllInThisTogether – The Nitty Gritty

I’ve had ample time to calm down, my beta-blockers have all run out and my on-call psychiatrist has had a nervous breakdown. I have had time to take in IPSA’s recommendations for the future...

#AllInThisTogether? Like Hell We Are

#AllInThisTogether? Like Hell We Are

Yesterday was a Thinking Day at Angry Towers, today is more of a Doing Day, so yesterday’s news hasn’t gone away overnight, time to process it. At first I rushed to my calendar to...

Are the Police Being Politicised? – The Results Are In

Are the Police Being Politicised? – The Results Are In

A little while ago I wrote a blog about the Dyfed Powys PCC and some of the claims that he had made on at least two websites that he was associated with.  Maybe I...