Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
We must bring in the technology to allow frontline police officers to carry scanners which enable them to detect knives and guns beneath clothing
Young people must have a sense of active citizenship. A reassertion of respect for authority figures is needed.
London’s Mayor is overseeing an administration typified by virtue signalling, financial incompetence, and wasteful spending.
We need to take a dynamic new approach to our High Streets with ambitious thinking. The future is not just retail.
While white boys are being saved in Glasgow, a new era of lawlessness has become rationalised in London – and will continue until our leaders come to their senses.
Too many lives are marred by the unrestrained destructive behaviour of a minority. The poorest and most vulnerable suffer the most.
This change would mean streamlined decision making. It would also allow greater devolution in areas such as policing and NHS primary care.
But it could take the ruling out of all other options before we get there. And if MPs ends up reaching a consensus view, then the Government will have to adopt it.
Johnson ordered them, at the request of the police. There was no indication from the Home Office that a licence would be refused.
In February there was an extra £5 million for training new police officers, yet the recruitment drive didn’t start for a whole six months. There is no sense of urgency.
Blanket stop and search is not the silver bullet some like to imagine, despite all the hype.
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.