Police

The police have bowed to the mob

14 June 2022 11:43 pm

On Saturday immigration enforcement officers went to Peckham to pick up a man suspected of overstaying his visa. When they…

Criminalising ‘cyberflashing’ is a waste of time

19 April 2022 11:30 pm

It’s a fact of life that at any given time, a woman’s social media messages will be filled with three…

What's behind the wave of French police suicides?

2 March 2022 6:00 pm

Since Russia invaded Ukraine last week the western media has focused on little else. In Britain this concentration is understandable:…

Letters: In defence of the police

19 February 2022 9:00 am

A health-care disaster Sir: Kate Andrews’s piece on who really controls the NHS (‘Waiting game’, 12 February) gives us a…

Portrait of the week: Inflation hits 30-year high, Andrew settles out of court and Turkey changes its name

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, made ready for a Russian invasion of Ukraine by cutting short a planned visit…

Anti-police spin is tearing the force apart

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Constant castigation is harming the police force

A war on drugs? I do hope so

7 December 2021 4:10 am

I’m not going to lie, I let out a little chuckle — maybe even a murmur of approval — when I read…

Andrew Mitchell relives the agony of Plebgate

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Andrew Mitchell, as he readily admits, was born into the British Establishment. Almost from birth, his path was marked out:…

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…