Many people have contacted me in response to events over the weekend and I share your shock and concern about the pictures I have seen of police action in Clapham at the vigil in memory of Sarah Everard. I am also extremely conscious of the need for significant improvements in the judicial response to violenceContinue reading Police, Crime, sentencing and courts bill
Our justice system is the latest place for coronavirus to rear its ugly head. There’s now a backlog of 54,000 cases at Crown Courts and it could be four years before those accused of crimes such as rape, violent assault and robbery come to trial. That’s a long time, ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ asContinue reading Courts crisis: What are the contingency plans?
As New Year progresses, the struggle continues with much focus now on the vaccine roll out, but there’s also growing concern about the enforcement of lockdown arrangements. Two women were fined by Derbyshire Police, later rescinded, after a story appeared about them driving five miles to walk around a reservoir while carrying hot drinks. ThereContinue reading Officers at receiving end of trying to police lockdown
A certain PM once argued we should be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime. We are currently losing that battle while being encouraged to believe that it’s all too hard and involves difficult choices. I was surprised, while taking part in a recent research interview, to be asked what was moreContinue reading Realistic rehabilitation for offenders is a must
Local MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, Steve McCabe has signed up to support the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge, vowing to stand with retail staff and support legislation to better protect shopworkers from violence and abuse. Violence and abuse of shopworkers remains a serious concern in Birmingham Selly Oak. Recognising the serious impactContinue reading Steve McCabe MP pledges to combat retail violence and protect retail staff
Speaking in the debate on the Police Grant Report on Monday 24th February, Steve McCabe told the Minister about the devastating impact of their cuts to policing and the poor response to fraud and retail crime. While Steve welcomes the news of an increase in funding for Police Services, he has concerns about the short fall that remains.
Watch Steve discuss the Report in Parliament here
Steve McCabe MP tells the House of Commons “We have a Prime Minister and a Government that seems to revel in creating injustice and cares about those rights which only benefit its own. That’s why the Queen’s Speech was wrong, it was a phoney and it was a fraud.”
Watch Steve’s full speech in the Queens Speech Debate here
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Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), Chair of the All-Party Group on Retail Crime has called for a new retail crime prevention strategy.
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has slammed the Government over the rise in crime in the West Midlands which he says are a direct result of cuts to police funding.
WATCH: Steve McCabe MP slams the Chancellor for a Budget which fails to address the real issues facing our economy.