Monthly Archives: August 2012

Boris leads the way on PCC team-building

If you could look, through a crystal ball perhaps, 3 months into the future you could tell a lot about PCC world, perhaps including how the new Commissioners were beginning to form their teams. But there is no need for … Continue reading

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Another fine mess

Today it seems that John Pye is no longer the Conservative Candidate for Cambridgeshire. At least that’s what Conservative Campaign Headquarters think. (Update: This is probably the best story-in-a-headline on the issue- “Tory Party announces that Tory hopeful who beat two Tories … Continue reading

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Democratic Demographics

Jon Collins is Deputy Director of the Police Foundation. Here he shares some facts about the candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner. The last couple of weeks have probably been the busiest yet for the media debate on Police and … Continue reading

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Off The Record

TopOfTheCops can exclusively reveal today that Home Secretary Theresa May met with Falklands veteran Simon Weston at the end of January, and just days later he launched his ill-fated bid to stand as an Independent candidate to be Police and … Continue reading

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…in for a pound?

The Birmingham Post’s Jonathan Walker has done some digging on the TopOfTheCops story about an investigation into the West Midlands Conservatives PCC candidate selection. They have spoken to Jim Cooper, Chairman of the West Midlands version of the curiously-named Police … Continue reading

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Michael’s mate Asil’s nadir

You could not make it up. If you wrote it as fiction, the book would be panned for stretching credulity. But no, it's true. The once fugitive multi-millionaire businessman Asil Nadir returns to Britain from Northern Cyprus to clear his … Continue reading

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Which costs more? Prison or community punishment?

Richard Enderby is a TopOfTheCops reader from Lincolnshire. He gives his perspective here on an issue he would like candidates to address – the relative costs of community sentences and imprisonment. If you would like your perspective on this or … Continue reading

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