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Met Manpower Part 2 Staffing Levels

The Met Still Having Problems

In the second of the brief updates on previous posts this one provides an update on Met Manpower, and Met Manpower Part 2.Once again, I don’t propose to say much about it, I’m quite happy for the Met’s Senior Management (not Leaders) to explain.… Read the whole post
Knife Angel in Telford Stops and Knives

Stops And Knives

A week or so ago, one of my e-friends from X was Twitter asked whether I had an update on my comparison of Stop/Searches against Knife Crime. I didn’t have one at that time, but it didn’t take too long to knock him up a quick rough and dirty update.… Read the whole post
austerity, david cameron, conservatives


Who remembers Austerity?  Who could forget Austerity unless they were a child at the time? David Camoron and George Osborne gave birth to the idea of Austerity after the Tories’ less than convincing election win in 2010 which resulted in a less than satisfactory coalition with the Lib Dems.… Read the whole post
our woeful government, westminster, conservatives

Our Woeful Government

Hopefully just a short one today.  It seems we’re due a General Election this year, and I couldn’t let that creep up on me without posting a few thoughts about the performance of our woeful government.… Read the whole post
lies damn lies and the home office

Lies Damn Lies and the Home Office

There has been discussion recently (again) about Police staffing levels, in the face of an increase in UK population, an increase in demand and the equivalent of an estimated 6,000 of the 21,000 found under the Police Uplift Programme being abstracted from Front Line Policing to fulfil roles usually performed by Police Staff. … Read the whole post
Time To Stop Banging

Time To Stop Banging

Happy New Year to you all, however, cynical old me thinks that it’s time to stop banging my head against the much-abused wall. It suddenly occurred to me that I have been writing this blog for over 10 years, which is an awful lot of bollocks in anybody’s books. … Read the whole post
To Join Or Not To Join?

To Join Or Not To Join?

To join or not to join?  To leave or not to leave? Those are the questions. It may come as no surprise to you to hear that I’m not really a fan of the Police Uplift Programme, I have written more than enough about it already, however, today I am tempted just a little bit more.… Read the whole post
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Against The Odds

As a rule I try not to promote the BBC, I personally find them to be less than independent, and frequently appear to be more interested in making the news than simply reporting it. … Read the whole post
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