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David (Warwickshire) Vs Goliath (West Mercia)

Reading Time: 5 minutes Forget #Brexit, this is much closer to home and just as gripping to some of us. Before I go any further, beacuase I’m a fair kind of person, I must point out the collaboration between Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Forces came into being in 2012, the present encumbent in West Mercia, my old adversary […]

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“I will be open and transparent in how decisions are made and how tax payer’s money is spent” – John Campion

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I will be open and transparent in how decisions are made and how tax payer’s money is spent” – these are the words of Mr John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia. This was his promise when he was campaigning to be be elected PCC. Time has moved on, he is now the

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60% Of The Public Support Me (Honest They Do)

Reading Time: < 1 minute That is the bold claim of the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr John-Paul Campion, who just happens to be a Conservative. What is he referring to? He is talking about his bid to incorporate Fire and Rescue Services in his portfolio. For 3 months he hosted a poll on his website asking the

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Who Are West Mercia Police?

Reading Time: 4 minutes A good question.  They cover a HUGE area, 2,868 square miles, and almost 1.2 million people, but not many people could find them on a map.  Basically it consists of the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Why am I bothering with a Police Force that most people know nothing about? Well, a little birdie

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I’m Telling You Nuffink Rozzer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some time ago, you may remember, I posed the question whether it was approriate that one of our more northerly PCCs paid the ACPO membership fees. http://retiredandangry.thisistap.com/2016/05/24/tory-pcc-expenses-foi-raise-their-ugly-heads-again/ I got a very fuzzy reply from the PCC concerned, that it was all a mistake and had come out of the wrong budget, still hasn’t been replaced

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Nepotism Or Not Nepotism?

Reading Time: 3 minutes That is the question…… Some of you will know that I was going to stand for the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia until Call Me Dave and the Cabinet Office tilted the playing field against Independent candidates. Many of you will know that I subsequently applied for the position of Deputy Police and

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Is This A Strange Way To Record Accounts/Expenses?

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the run-up to the recent Police And Crime Commissioner Elections I noticed what I thought was a disparity in the incumbent North Yorkshire PCC’s published expenses. In 2013 it included an entry for >£10,000 for ACPO fees.  As PCCs are not members of ACPO so should not pay membership fees (Association of PCCs fees

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Tory PCC Expenses & #FOI Raise Their Ugly Heads Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes Has anybody here seen Julia Mulligan since the PCC Elections?  She seems to have gone walkabout, or at least her office has in FOIWorld. 31st March, I posed a simple question (or at least I thought it was) Dear North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, I notice from the Commissioner’s published expenses an entry on

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A Post-Apocalyptic Dawn

Reading Time: 4 minutes Well, it’s taken 4 years but the Horsemen finally seem to have earnt their corn. The votes have been counted and verified and I can announce that the winner is Theresa May. Results in Wales are not set to be announced until Sunday but it seems that the Tory Machine has won the day.  Having

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Welcome To North Yorkshire, The Safest County In England

Reading Time: 2 minutes Or something like that. The incumbent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ms Julia Mulligan has made great play on Facebook about the latest set of Crime Stats from the Office of National Statistics showing that North Yorkshire has the lowest crime rate in England. Well, I never could resist a challenge, I have been known to

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