There’s a fine line between oversight, in a democracy, and interference in operational police decisions, especially if it benefits the interests of those in power. I was surprised to hear cabinet minister Kwasi Kwarteng dismiss fraud as not being real crime. He was speaking after the UK Statistics Authority criticised the Prime Minister for claimingContinue reading It was wrong to overlook fraud
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
Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has described charges to retrieve stolen goods as ‘outrageous’
Steve McCabe MP says it’s a bit ironic that a constituency wide consultation he’s launching to gather views about rising crime, how it affects his constituents and their families and what should be done it, should coincide with his own recent encounter with two thugs who struck him in the face with a brick.
Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has dismissed the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as little more than a sticking plaster designed to cover up previous government blunders on the economy.