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Posts Tagged: Metropolitan Police
The Home Secretary says: “We need answers as to why this was allowed to happen”.
The former Conservative leader argues that Cressida Dick should step down as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
His decision to publicly back Cressida Dick reveals a man loyal to the system through which he rose. But that system is in crisis.
The horrific treatment of Harvey Proctor exposes the extraordinary extent to which the Metropolitan Police mark their own homework
An obstructive approach to public accountability is just one of the major shortcomings exposed in recent weeks. Patel must act.
The whole system is confusing and allows for too many incidents to be deemed “hate”.
Tougher laws against fraud are welcome. But the police are failing to enforce election law as it stands.
Its response seems more about appeasing protesters than creating credible solutions to misogyny.
I don’t think it will lead to a serious drop in support – but officers will likely not have the same benefit of the doubt after the next such incident.
Don’t blame the police for failures to hold them accountable. To make streets safer, have more local control.
That there may be as many as three investigations into Saturday’s events on Clapham Common tells us much we need to know.
The Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence says a way should have been found for a peaceful remembrance to go ahead lawfully yesterday.
“The police are operationally independent, but it is right that they explain their actions to the Home Secretary.”
Iain Dale: Biden seems to forget his Defense Secretary’s name, and the media says nothing. Imagine if it had happened to Trump.
Plus: Piers Morgan wasn’t ‘cancelled’. And: We need a conversation on women’s safety.
Caroline ffiske: How non-crime hate incidents came into force. And why they should be reformed – or scrapped altogether.
Introduced with the best of intentions, they have grown and morphed beyond reason – more so than Macpherson could surely have imagined.
Gary Powell: How the Met went after Grimes – but turned a blind eye to incitement to murder the Prime Minister
The Government is turning a blind eye to self-evident politicisation – a miserable milestone in the Conservative Party’s masochistic colonisation by woke ideology.