I am deeply honoured to have been elected Leader of the Conservative Group, on the London Assembly, at an extraordinarily important juncture.
Posts Tagged: crime
Rachel Wolf: I co-wrote this Conservative manifesto. And so can say that its focus was on neither the rich nor the poor.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Neil O’Brien: There are still weeks to go, but for backbenchers like me, campaign 2019 feels much, much better than 2017
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Sunder Katwala: Childcare, not Kashmir. Neither Narendra Modi nor Imran Khan are candidates in this election.
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.
Susan Hall: The Prime Minister is serious about defeating the drugs gangs. But the Mayor of London is not.
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.
Priti Patel: If the left think I’m hardline on law and order, they should try meeting the British public
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.
WATCH: “We will have dynamic free market capitalism.” The Prime Minister’s Party Conference speech in full
“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.”