The problems in Policing go back a very long way. After the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence the Lord Macpherson labelled the Met Institutionally Racist. That was in 1999. An awful lot of people interpreted that as meaning that every …

Canteen Culture, This Culture, That Culture. Why Policing Is Doomed Read more »

The latest stats are out and the government (Home Office) have proudly proclaimed that, as at 31st December 2021, they had recruited 55% of the promised Additional New Police officers. Is this true? Is it bo****ks. So, I accept that …

We Have Recruited 55% Of The Additional Officers Under The Police Uplift Programme Read more »

Since 2010 we have lost approx 20,000 Police Officers from our streets. The point has  been (fairly) made that those numbers would not have prevented recent terrorist attacks.  This is true.  BUT those numbers give us hugely increased resilience and …

Enough Is Enough Read more »

Not being subject to the rules of Purdah, I can have a moan. The term ‘purdah’ is in use across central and local government to describe the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on the …

The Government Has Most Definitely Forgotten Read more »