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Posts Tagged: Policing
The Home Office minister explains some of the factors behind the rise in violent crime and challenges the idea that cuts to police numbers are to blame.
“Targeting stop-and-search rather than just going randomly around saying ‘I think you look like you might be a gang member.'”
The Housing Secretary tells Marr how the Government is going to respond to the wave of knife crime in London.
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.
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“We have protected police budgets, and we’re putting more money into counter-terrorism policing.”
At a time of budget cuts, mounting pressure, and waning deference to authority, officers deserve better than headlines like these.
If the Government is serious about having this country be a ‘moral leader’, it must be more transparent about dealings which may compromise our values.
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.
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Allowing police to automatically cross-reference crimes against tag locations would improve public safety.
Introducing Bright Blue’s seventy-point plan to support Theresa May in her quest to combat the “burning injustices” she outlined on the steps of Downing Street.
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Corbyn has called for May’s resignation in the aftermath of Saturday’s attacks, but his own plans spell out no additional funding for counter-terrorism.