Tag Archives: Lancashire

“I would claim five hundred miles…”

…and I would claim five hundred more, but I wouldn’t admit being overpaid until the press were at my door… fa, la, la…” Sorry about that, but it strikes me Lancashire’s PCC is very much a Pro-Claimer Commissioner, as it … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on giving

It was way back in June 2012, before Clive Grunshaw was chosen as the Labour candidate for Lancashire PCC, that I warned Labour (and everyone else) that he was the gift that keeps on giving, and I have only ever … Continue reading

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Cart before horse.

Imagine you are a Police and Crime Commissioner, and having settled into your role you think it is time to review your support structure. You would probably have a report drafted presenting a variety of options and some analysis of … Continue reading

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Interim Comments on CPS Decision on PCC Clive Grunshaw

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have today announced their decision not to prosecute Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, after concerns were raised following a TopOfTheCops investigation of expenses claims submitted to various authorities between 2009 and 2012. … Continue reading

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Only a few coppers

Having decided that the time had come for a particular child of mine to stay in his own bed till morning, I have spent the past few nights enforcing this particular policy, and enduring the inevitable protests. At times these … Continue reading

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Independent investigation refers Lancashire PCC to prosecutors

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have today announced the results of their investigation into concerns I raised last year about expenses claims submitted by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw in his former roles as a member of Lancashire … Continue reading

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Look who’s (still) here.

If a stereotypical police officer from central casting were to ask me “What were you doing on the morning of Wednesday 21st March 2012?” I would be able to give them a surprisingly full answer for something nearly 9 months … Continue reading

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Are trades unions buying influence with PCCs?

Regular and long-established readers will be glad to hear of the return to these pages of Lancashire Labour Candidate Clive Grunshaw, who I have previously christened 'the gift that keep on giving', and this turns out to be an ironic … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the 15th of November

    Further evidence that it’s all happening in Lancashire, and the rest of you are just hoping one day you’ll catch up. I wonder what it cost. P.S. I don’t know what I like more, this video, or the … Continue reading

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Are You Disqualified From Being Top Of The Cops?

I’ve now had a second issue of the Blackburn with Darwen Messenger freesheet containing an article from Tony Johnson about his bid to be Lancashire Police And Crime Commissioner, but it’s unlikely this pleasure will be repeated. Mr Johnson is … Continue reading

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