Police

Why Cressida Dick must go

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Cressida Dick must go

Priti Patel strikes a bullish tone

6 October 2021 1:45 am

The theme of Priti Patel’s party conference speech this afternoon was very much ‘large and in charge’. She devoted much…

Harriet Harman calls for Cressida Dick to resign

1 October 2021 8:53 pm

Labour’s Harriet Harman has called for Cressida Dick to resign as chief of the Metropolitan Police after Wayne Couzens was…

The Met must face the truth about Sarah Everard's murder

30 September 2021 9:36 pm

‘We are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes which betray everything we stand for,’ said the Metropolitan Police…

How the good intentions of Title IX ended up punishing the innocent

18 September 2021 9:00 am

How do we have difficult conversations? Especially in an age of polarisation, where everything is immediately politicised? But also where…

The problem with PC policing

28 August 2021 1:33 am

Ah, the last days of summer. Long evenings, sunny weekends, and crusty Extinction Rebellion hippies blocking arterial traffic lanes to…

The policing of 'non-crimes' shows the dark side of rainbow cars

24 August 2021 5:18 am

The great awokening of the British constabulary has got to be the most curious and infuriating part of our culture…

How Nextdoor became the new Neighbourhood Watch

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Long before the official numbers began to rise, back in 2014, it was clear that knife crime was on the…

Boris's crime crackdown will be harder than he thinks

27 July 2021 11:50 pm

Can crime be beaten with a beaten down police force? The government certainly hopes so. Today, the Prime Minister launched…

Labour is picking the wrong fight with Priti Patel

24 July 2021 3:45 pm

The position of Home Secretary Priti Patel is clearly untenable. Presumably this means she must resign. Who says so? Why,…

So long to Leeds's appalling prostitution zone

17 June 2021 8:07 pm

Goodbye and good riddance to the Leeds ‘Managed Zone’ in which punters were given amnesty to buy the most disenfranchised…

There was no Hillsborough ‘cover-up’

5 June 2021 9:00 am

There was no Hillsborough cover-up

New York resembles a war zone

29 May 2021 9:00 am

New York The Big Bagel is getting so bad that even the baddies are demanding the fuzz do something. As…

Are 'controversial stickers' really a matter for the police?

25 May 2021 11:24 pm

Has Police Scotland misunderstood the purpose of policing? A recent crackdown on ‘controversial stickers’ appears to suggest as much. ‘On Monday…

The BBC’s shameful smearing of the French police

21 May 2021 10:27 pm

I had my first jab on Wednesday, at a vaccination centre in the south of Paris, run by the fire…

Why I spoilt my ballot paper

15 May 2021 9:00 am

The headline ‘Government to allow people to hug’ one might have expected to hear on early evening news bulletins in…

How to get a police record (without committing a crime)

24 April 2021 9:00 am

I couldn’t quite believe it when first I read the newspaper subscriber’s letter. Columnists for the Times and Spectator do…

How ‘ACAB’ links David Bowie and BLM

17 April 2021 9:00 am

A favourite piece of graffiti to spray on the Cenotaph or the plinth of Churchill’s nearby statue is ACAB. It…

Why we should apply common sense to Covid regulations

4 April 2021 7:05 pm

Footage of a police officer interrupting the Good Friday liturgy to disperse and send home the congregation of a Polish…

The Bristol riots show the danger of ignoring anti-police extremism

23 March 2021 2:49 am

The ugly scenes in Bristol last night make it plain to see that Britain can no longer turn a blind eye…

The virus is in retreat. Isn’t it time the public is trusted to decide how to behave?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Since the start of this year, cases of Covid-19 have been in decline. Hospital admissions have fallen 80 per cent…

Why are London police telling women to stay at home?

11 March 2021 4:28 am

The disappearance of Sarah Everard in south London has once again led to women being advised by police to stay…

A tighter lockdown risks being a less effective one

16 January 2021 9:00 am

When lockdown was first proposed in March, one of the many arguments against it was that people would tolerate being…

Why I can no longer police the coronavirus restrictions

28 November 2020 6:32 pm

Earlier this month I resigned as a Special Constable, after serving for ten years as a volunteer officer in three…

The strange case of the ‘alleged bonfire’

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The council has told me that what I saw was an ‘alleged bonfire’. When I described flames towering into the…