The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.
In Thames Valley we have had some groundbreaking investigations. But there are too many agencies with overlapping responsibilities.
Thousands of teenagers are exploited through County Lines. The Metropolitan Police force area is the largest exporting hub to the rest of the country.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
As the reaction to our Queen’s Speech plans suggests, the disconnect between SW1 and the people on this topic is particularly vast.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery. They account for their monies to their gang masters.
“If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down.”
“Let’s finally believe in ourselves…We have always had the courage to be original, to do things differently, and now we are about to take another giant step.”
“This daughter of immigrants, needs no lectures from the North London metropolitan liberal elite.”
The Home Secretary declares that the Conservatives will “renew our place as the party of law and order”.