Costly Scandal Needs Sorting

Events at asylum centres have made the headlines this week, drawing attention to the cost of government funded accommodation. They’re now spending millions on hotels.   That story rather overshadowed a report on exempt accommodation by the Levelling up, Housing and Communities Select Committee.  Exempt accommodation is so called because its exempt from usual housingContinue reading Costly Scandal Needs Sorting

2-tier police force could patrol our streets and fight organised crime

This week Parliament discussed neighbourhood policing. It took me back to my old boss Charles Clarke who, as Home Secretary in 2005, wanted to increase police numbers and lower costs by reshaping and reducing the overall number of forces. He’d received a report from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary arguing that the existing structure wasn’tContinue reading 2-tier police force could patrol our streets and fight organised crime