In October, London Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe expressed fears that government cuts could leave London ill-equipped to deal with a roaming firearms attack such as we have just seen in Paris:
UK police have bizarrely referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “victim” after a prominent Chinese activist and survivor of the Tiananmen Square massacre was arrested for protesting peacefully against the Chinese President during his official visit to the UK.
The patience of police officers in Manchester looks to be wearing thin with continued Conservative Party criticism over the policing of their conference.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) comms team may be reflecting on the wisdom of trolling hackers without first checking the vulnerability of their own website.
Security staff at the Houses of Parliament are using a rule prohibiting banners and fancy dress to confiscate briefing notes members of the public have prepared in order to lobby their representative. After MP David Burrowes raised the case of his constituent, who was ordered by police officers to hand over papers she had prepared for […]
District Judge Daphne Wickham has just handed down a six-week prison sentence and a £265 fine to Jonathan May-Bowles (aka Jonnie Marbles), the “comedian” who gave Rupert Murdoch a pie in the face at last month’s committee hearing. While this is probably fair — according to eye-witness Paul Waugh, Marbles gave Murdoch a “real whack” […]
UPDATE: As fun as this is as a story, perhaps the 75,000 hits per second received by police.uk might have something to to with the error? “The police minister Nick Herbert has launched an online tool that maps crimes in every locality and streets in England and Wales”, it was claimed today. Not every locality […]
For those wanting to familiarise themselves in advance!
Theresa May’s white paper on police cuts reform includes proposals such as the replacement of some police with unpaid reservists as a “clear manifestation of the ‘big society’ in action”. In a great spot by the Exclorative blog, it also features an anecdotal untruth about so-called bureaucracy. Section 3.11 of the document, entitled “Policing in the 21st century: reconnecting […]