Tagged: Home Secretary

Reform

No, not the legendary Think Tank, but Police Reform. Where are we with Police Reform?  Quite honestly I’ve had enough of hearing about it, and I’m somewhat bemused by it. In 2010 we were...

Will The Last One Out Please Turn Off The Lights – UK PLC Is Heading For The Badlands

Will The Last One Out Please Turn Off The Lights – UK PLC Is Heading For The Badlands

As a devout cynic I shuddered mightily when the announcement, followed by the reality, that we were going to (and have done) lose 17,500 Police Officers under Dave Camoron’s ‘Reforms’. That was bad enough...

You Know You’re Old And Crusty When…….

You Know You’re Old And Crusty When…….

Someone suggests that you might need Refresher Training for Stop and Search. Stop and Search SHOULD be taught in Basic Training and I’d be absolutely amazed if it isn’t, it’s a Bread and Butter...

Don’t Let Apathy And Despondency Win

Don’t Let Apathy And Despondency Win

Those of you who know me in my real life will know that I have never backed away from a fight with Management, even when it was blindingly obvious that I was destined to...

Ponder This Cruella

Ponder This Cruella

Thursday saw a bizarre event. The people voted and it seems that the people voted for five more years of Cuts and Austerity, and that is absolutely the country’s right, if that’s what they...

The Numbers Just Don’t Make Sense Imelda

The Numbers Just Don’t Make Sense Imelda

Nearly 17,000 trained Police Officers have been discarded by the current coalition since they came to power. A similar number of Police Staff (civvies in old money) have also been turfed onto the scrap...

It’s Going To Be A Busy Old Week

It’s Going To Be A Busy Old Week

It’s only Tuesday, and my quill is already getting blunt. Yesterday I discussed the (yet again) vindictive reports coming out of HMIC and IPCC, you can find that here if you haven’t already read...

V For Vendetta, V For Vindictive And V Is For Vengeance

V For Vendetta, V For Vindictive And V Is For Vengeance

All of the above seemingly apply to you Home Secretary, although you’re not really the Home Secretary are you? You’re just another Tory Puppet trying to make Camoron’s 2006 visions become a reality. A...

Arise Sir Tom Winsor or WTF?

Arise Sir Tom Winsor or WTF?

So, the worst kept secret of modern day policing is out, our old friend and valued colleague, Tom Winsor, is to become a Knight of The Realm.  It is to be noted that this...

Have ACPO Finally Grown A Pair? Or……..

Have ACPO Finally Grown A Pair? Or……..

What on earth is going on in the rarified atmosphere occupied by the ACPO types? They’re beginning to sing from the same hymn book as us lesser mortals (or are they?) The last few...