Tag Archives: Labour

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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Bang goes localism

We've been here before, or I have at least. In 1998 the then relatively new 'New Labour' Government passed the Crime and Disorder Act, giving a statutory basis for local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (often called Community Safety Partnerships). … Continue reading

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Tickets Please?

Yvonne Mosquito has had an interesting week so far. On Sunday the Birmingham Councillor would have learnt that her bid to become Labour’s candidate for West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner had been unsuccessful, and that Bob Jones, who incidentally … Continue reading

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An apology

Those of you who have studied Classics, New Testament Greek, or indeed English, will know that an ‘apology’ isn’t always something that conveys sorrow, regret or remorse. An apology can be a defence, hence the term ‘apologist’ for a person … Continue reading

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The longed-for Update – Candidates

Since the last update a fortnight ago, a lot has happened, so today we are just looking at updates about candidate shortlists, and websites and videos the candidates have launched. Labour Avon and Somerset – John Savage and Bob Ashford … Continue reading

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Midnight Oil?

Some of you have noticed the lateness of the hour when these blogs tumble out from my mind. One commenter suggested whisky was involved but, as a career designated-driver, I must disappoint on this score. It was just the end … Continue reading

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Weekend Update – Sunday 29 April 2012

Candidates Mike O’Brien confirmed he was running for the Conservative PCC nomination in Kent, as Medway Councillor Craig Mackinlay was reported to be doing the same. Ex-cop and Councillor Ian Gillies declared he was seeking the Conservative nomination in North … Continue reading

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Candidate Statement of Peter Kilfoyle

Peter Kilfoyle is on the shortlist for the Labour nomination to be the Police and Crime Commissioner in Merseyside. If you are intending to stand to be Police and Crime Commissioner where you live, you can submit your own Candidate … Continue reading

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A pretty good endorsement for Ibby Master for Lancashire Labour PCC candidate

  Today someone (not Ibby) pointed me in the direction of this. I know we’ve covered the fact that Jack Straw has endorsed Ibby already for Lancashire Labour PCC candidate, but a video endorsement on YouTube is a development I … Continue reading

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Will the European Union let PCCs Buy British?

Dr Lee Rotherham of Taxpayers Alliance fame has applied to be the Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Lincolnshire – see this very informative campaign website. He gives his perspective here on the St. George’s Day call from … Continue reading

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