Tagged: Freedom of Information

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...

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...

The Balance Of Probabilities

The Balance Of Probabilities

Balance of probabilities is the standard of proof required in all civil cases (and Disciplinary Hearings). It basically means that to win you need to convince the judge/Chairperson that your case is 51% likely...

And the Melton Mowbray For 2014 Is Awarded To……The Met

And the Melton Mowbray For 2014 Is Awarded To……The Met

I don’t have many proud days in my life, but 3rd July 1972 was one of them, I joined the Met.  16 weeks later I passed out of Henditz Training School and that was...

The Criminals Have More Rights And Respect Than We Do…..

The Criminals Have More Rights And Respect Than We Do…..

And this is how that works. Many years ago before I retired from the Metropolitan Police Farce, one of my jobs was putting together proactive packages against prolific criminals.  These had to be meticulously...

MPs Expenses – 2 Versions

MPs Expenses – 2 Versions

I don’t know about you but I’ve absolutely had enough of the sleaze and expenses furore from all parties in our illustrious government, Lords and Commoners alike. I’m also quite (well extremely actually) fed...

‘They’ Have Won – I Am Defeated

‘They’ Have Won – I Am Defeated

I’m feeling a little like Richard III at Bosworth Field.  I am beaten.  The #FOI Meister would like to announce his retirement from the field of combat. The Home Office and 43 Police Services/Constabularies/Forces...