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It’s Not About The Numbers

Reading Time: 2 minutes OH YES IT IS Last night Home Secretary Amber Rudd, appearing on BBC Question Time, repeated Theresa May’s mantra “it’s not  about the numbers”. Well, as political campaigning for the General Election resumes today, I will have the temerity to challenge that concept. You cannot Police this (or any 1st world country) on the cheap. […]

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It’s The Cuts, That’s All

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Armed Forces are at their lowest strength since before the Second World War.  Successive Strategic Defence Reviews have seen to that.  Only this week we waved goodbye to HMS Illustrious, off to a scrapyard somewhere.  Heaven knows when her replacement will be in situ with some fast jets aboard.  It’s the cuts you know,

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Dear Media, Why Do You Hate Us So?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Media, are you really the right hand men of an incompetent government, intent to bring the Police Service, and others, to their knees? Or is it just that it looks that way? Newspaper headlines are almost always slanted to make our Police Service look incompetent, violent or corrupt.  Even when the events being reported

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I Feel So Much Safer Now

Reading Time: < 1 minute NOT I have just read Peter Kirkham’s most excellent post, and rather than paraphrase or précis it, I recommend that you read it here. All I can say in response is that the government have not made me feel any safer at all.  We’re going to keep both of our new Aircraft Carriers. Oh goody.

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The Box Is Empty

Reading Time: 2 minutes One Tweet this morning reminded me immediately of everything that is wrong with Public Protection in this country at the moment.   Laughable. The box is empty. #CutsHaveConsequences https://t.co/TcBCGQmFxR — Bosco (@Boscorelli55) November 14, 2015 I really don’t want to be scoring cheap points off the back of a real human tragedy like we have

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Critical Mass

Reading Time: 4 minutes CRITICAL MASS 1. (Nuclear Physics) the minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a nuclear chain reaction 2. the minimum amount of money or number of people required to start or sustain an operation, business, process, etc: Well, we must just about be approaching Critical Mass in UK PLC any time now. I make

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