Tag Archives: paul richards

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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Former Home Secretary backs Richards for Sussex PCC

Rt Hon. Jacqui Smith, Britain’s first woman home secretary, has backed Paul Richards in the selection to be Labour’s candidate for police commissioner in Sussex. Jacqui Smith said: ‘Paul has been at the heart of government and at the heart … Continue reading

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Weekend update – 10 March 2012

Part-timers, writing and Super Thursday? Patrick Burns wrote an article on November’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayoral elections, which was chiefly notable for being the first use of the term ‘Super Thursday’ in relation to these elections. Remember, it’s … Continue reading

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Are you now or have you ever been a Tory?

In the United States in the 1940’s, just before McCarthyism got in to full swing, the House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities achieved fame when investigating Hollywood, with the memorable question “Are you now or have you ever been … Continue reading

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In praise of political parties

Paul Richards, Labour hopeful for TopOfTheCops in Sussex has published a brave article on LabourList arguing that Independents are not all they are cracked up to be, and that political parties are in a sense inevitable and useful. Check it … Continue reading

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