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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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