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purdah what purdah

Purdah? What Purdah?

Just a short one today, winding down, less than 3 months till I finally shut up and leave you all in peace.  With the 2024 General Election  due next month, a whole sector of the population is effectively gagged by Purdah.… Read the whole post
Met Manpower Part 2 Staffing Levels

Met Manpower Part 2

One interesting response to my previous post was that I was contacted by a couple of former Met officers informing me that they really “don’t give a shit”.  I wasn’t offended, but I was saddened that anybody who devoted the majority, or all, of their working lives to the Met no longer gives a shit. … Read the whole post
Met Manpower Part 2 Staffing Levels

Met Manpower

I make absolutely no apology for the title Met Manpower, as I use man in the ‘mankind’ context and nothing to do with gender at all.  I’m of an age where I get fed up with being bullied and humiliated into not using perfectly acceptable, common-usage terms. … Read the whole post
The Angiolini Report Crisis

The Angiolini Report

Today there has been much discussion, debate and many views and questions following the publication of The Angiolini Report. Lady Elish Angiolini has been conducting an enquiry following the shocking events surrounding former PC Wayne Couzens and others.… Read the whole post
why do i bother?

Why Do I Bother?

Events from the last week or so have left me wondering “Why do I bother?” In no particular order, the sort of things that have been vexing me are; The extraordinary outcome of an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, but that is far from being an isolated incident. … Read the whole post

Exactly Why TJF

The main reason I’m writing this is simply because it’s too long for an X Was Twitter.  The other reason is to share my views on how & why TJF. I have spent most of this morning on the phone trying to source a new TV because I was stupid enough to watch the latest episode of To Catch A Copper,  The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, Sarah Crew, had invited the cameras in to see how the PSD and Anti Corruption Unit work, what they do and a cross-section of the sort of incidents they deal with.… Read the whole post
Who would you rather trust?

Who Would You Rather Trust?

This week saw the publication of the 2023 IPSOS Veracity Index, illustrating how trustworthy the Great British Public perceive a selection of Professions to be.  Who would you rather trust? I must begin by revealing that it contained a few surprises to me.… Read the whole post

Please Tell Me I’m Dreaming

Somebody, or several somebodies, will disagree with me on this, and that is fine, but maybe you could please tell me I’m dreaming, or maybe it’s a nightmare. Today I heard some news about Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth. … Read the whole post
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