Tagged: FOI

This Home Office Is More Arrogant Than Any I Can Remember

This Home Office Is More Arrogant Than Any I Can Remember

When the Winsor Independent Reviews were first published I asked the Home Office for copies of any Risk and/or Impact Assessments, their reply was this; No formal impact assessment has been carried out in...

Home Secretaries In Glass Houses……..

Home Secretaries In Glass Houses……..

  A while ago I wrote a blog on the irony of the Home Office’s attitude towards Freedom of Information Requests. You can find that here if you’re interested.  I did ask the Home...

Shouldn’t The College of Policing Be Better Behaved?

Shouldn’t The College of Policing Be Better Behaved?

I thought that Policing was much about Right and Wrong, making sure people do things right and prosecuting (other methods of Disposal are also available) the ones who didn’t.  Am I very wide of...

#AllInItTogether or Once Upon A Time

#AllInItTogether or Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a politician who said “We’re all in this together” or something very similar. Soon after there followed one of the new breed, a Police and Crime Commissioner belonging...

On Balance, The Public Interest Is……

On Balance, The Public Interest Is……

in favour of non -disclosure. Well, that’s a bloody surprise…….NOT. Today I received my final response from the Home Office in relation to my request regarding Risk and Impact Assessments re the further cuts...

Home Office–A Rule Unto Themselves? Surely Not

Home Office–A Rule Unto Themselves? Surely Not

I won’t bore you for long today. Basically, I made an FOI request to the Home Office asking for copies of Risk Assessments and Impact Assessments in relation to the previously announced 5% cut...

Open Letter To The BBC

Open Letter To The BBC

Dear BBC, At the beginning of this year I submitted the Freedom of Information Act request to yourselves that is reproduced below together with your response. I have to say that I was disappointed...

And The Melton Mowbray Award 2014/15 Goes To……..

And The Melton Mowbray Award 2014/15 Goes To……..

Well, for me it’s a close-run thing between Diane Abbott and the BBC. I am indebted to Media Guido for the article below. Diane Abbott Pockets £110,000 of Licence Fee Payer Cash Feel free to...

What Could You Do With £68k?

What Could You Do With £68k?

I was going to take a day off today, but events overtook me. What could you do with £68,000? You could employ 3 Police Recruits (or Student Constables, whatever they’re called today) for a...