Government and Politics · Police and Crime

Are Tories The Party Of Law And Order?

The Tories are considered the party of Law and Order. That in its self is interesting as the word Tory is Gaelic and means outlaw. Nevertheless, Robert Peel's changes to policing and their willingness to lock people up and throw away the key is responsible for the image. Still, jailing criminals is not the same thing… Continue reading Are Tories The Party Of Law And Order?

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Law and Order, · Police and Crime

Rape Consent Verdicts and Victims

Campaigners have renewed the call for men accused of sex crimes not to be named. It is because of the decisions in Cliff Richard and Ched Evans cases. I do not agree.  There should be no anonymity for sex offences especially with the shockingly low conviction rates for rape.  However, the law does need to change.  It… Continue reading Rape Consent Verdicts and Victims

Government and Politics · Police and Crime

Met’s Top Cop – Blame’s The Victim Not The Fraudster

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (BHH), The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, in a recent interview with The Times said, providing online fraud refunds to customers was a ‘Reward…for bad behaviour’. He says, that to encourage better online security, only victims of fraud with the appropriate security software should receive refunds. This ill-conceived idea from the highest ranking police… Continue reading Met’s Top Cop – Blame’s The Victim Not The Fraudster