Reading Time: 2 minutes Happy New Year to you all, however, cynical old me thinks that it’s time to stop banging my head against the much-abused wall. It suddenly occurred to me that I have been writing this blog for over 10 years, which is an awful lot of bollocks in anybody’s books. What has changed in that 10+ […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Canteen Culture This Culture That Culture – Why Policing Is Doomed, is it doomed? Is there an agenda out there to aid its demise? The problems in Policing go back a very long way. Institutional Racism After the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence the Lord Macpherson labelled the Met Institutionally Racist. That was in 1999.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Oh Mrs May Whatever HAVE You Done? Don’t worry, she hasn’t done anything new, I just thought I’d take a slightly different look at the long term effects of her, now infamous, Police Reforms, just over 10 years later. January is a funny old month in the dry world of Police statistics. It just so
Reading Time: 4 minutes This Angry Dinosaur has been Musing. I don’t know about anybody else but I am reaching the point of no return with our current brand of politicians. It doesn’t seem to matter very much which party they represent , they’re all as bad as each other. In recent months we have seen, what appears to
Reading Time: 3 minutes Over time we get drip fed stories and so-called facts to such an extent that you miss the point entirely over time or you become immune and apathetic to what is happening around you. I am aware that Murder in the capital seems to going stratospheric so I thought I’d take a simple look back
Reading Time: 2 minutes It hasn’t been long since my last critique of Police Now and, in my opinion, not much has changed and nothing has improved. The constant conversations going on over Social Media served nothing more than to make me realise that the situation was even worse than I feared and that my Impact Assessment required updating.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I shall no doubt be labelled a ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ but so what? I’ve been called worse, but, unlike some, I haven’t made a fuss about it. The unthinkable occurred to me this morning, a semi-flippant comment of mine actually got me thinking. A whole host of things have changed since 2010, and maybe they’re all
Reading Time: 2 minutes Call me old-fashioned but it is clearly time for Theresa May to go. She has made a complete Horlicks (mustn’t swear apparently) of the Brexit negotiations. Her own party are turning against her in ever-increasing numbers, she has no credibility left in the eyes of many. My own personal opinion is that she is determined
Reading Time: 4 minutes We all know it. The Police Service is changing. I won’t bore you by repeating the various crises that Policing faces, but what do these changes LOOK LIKE? I thought I might highlight a few areas that some Academics may not choose to, so I got my crayons out again. Diversity. Over many years, even
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 activity of civil servants are in place. The terms ‘pre-election period’ and ‘period of sensitivity’