Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
Posts Tagged: Police and Crime Commissioners
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
Security has tightened at nightclubs, and volunteers work with the Police to protect the most vulnerable youngsters as well as the homeless.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Many women’s lives could be transformed by the right approach – this issue must not be neglected or forgotten amid bigger and more newsworthy events.
Chloe Schendel-Wilson: Cannabis prohibition has failed on all fronts – the UK should follow Canada’s pragmatic example instead
Conservative values are not well-served by leaving a market to criminals. Changing technology and drug strength mean this approach is becoming ever more harmful.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.
This weakening of local accountability makes it all the more important for Conservatives to offer voters a clear alternative.
Matthew Scott: What we Police Commissioners hope for in the Budget. And what we should continue to give in return.
Calling for more money and doing nothing different, as others in the public sector often do, is not an option. We as PCCs will continue our reforming approach.
We should also be aware of any risks to privacy or individual freedom, but in Kent the technology is working well.
At a time of budget cuts, mounting pressure, and waning deference to authority, officers deserve better than headlines like these.
Matthew Scott: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
They take place three months from tomorrow – as will Birmingham’s mayoral election and that Surrey council tax referendum.
We have an excellent police force but there are serious resource constraints.
We must ensure that those in need of help get the right support from the appropriate service.