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Posts Tagged: Policing
The party’s Vice Chairman for Policy was being pressed on police cuts.
Nick de Bois: The evidence and expertise exists to drive down knife crime – we need the political will to use it
Theresa May co-authored a report in 2012 which identified key lessons from a notable success story. Seven years later, why has so little been done?
Politicians must decide whether their priority in response to knife crime is ‘do something’ or ‘do something effective’
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
“We don’t intervene early enough with crime, we’re not supporting young people enough to learn how to avoid those things.”
Also: Williamson investigating amnesty for Ulster veterans; front-runner for Welsh First Minister floats new taxes; and SNP attack new Big Ben decorations.
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.
Also: Scottish Tory MPs break ranks for clean Brexit; Welsh Conservatives demand Jones publishes leak inquiry; Smith attacks Murrison over loyalist’s invitation; and more.
“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.