The police force exists “to prevent crime and disorder”; the public rightly expect everything the police do, to contribute to that objective.
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When Johnson was Mayor, challenging performance targets were set – and a credible plan implemented to ensure they were achieved.
The elections are taking place next year. Leicestershire and Cheshire are among the Tory targets.
“When these young people, these children, arrive in hospital, that is a moment when you can intervene and try to tackle the problem.”
Rachel Wolf: How even the perception of a knife crime crisis will make good schools no go zones once again
In general, it is right that schools should remove children that are a danger to others and who are preventing other children from learning.
Matthew Scott: We don’t need new ‘Tsars’ to oversee the fight against knife crime – we’ve already got PCCs
It would be more effective to make good use of the elected, accountable and effective system that is already in place.
The party’s Vice Chairman for Policy was being pressed on police cuts.
Nick de Bois: The evidence and expertise exists to drive down knife crime – we need the political will to use it
Theresa May co-authored a report in 2012 which identified key lessons from a notable success story. Seven years later, why has so little been done?
WATCH: At PMQs, May says a “growing number” of young people are dying as a result of a “cycle of mindless violence”.
Also during Prime Minister’s Questions, Chris Philp called for social media firms to share their data with the police, and to face legislation if they refuse to comply.
Politicians must decide whether their priority in response to knife crime is ‘do something’ or ‘do something effective’
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
Gauke’s argument on sentencing reform is calm, reasoned and vulnerable to events outside his control
The Justice Secretary makes a good case that short prison sentences make reoffending worse. But he must persuade a sceptical public.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.