Merits of collaboration in the PCC mix

Ann Barnes | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

There is a real debate to be had about putting young people into prison. Writing as a Magistrate, and this is my own personal view, we should be looking at the social problems - the beginning issues - that are causing young people to turn to nuisance behaviour.

New Age of Communications

Ann Barnes | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

You might have seen local coverage over the weekend on potential closures to Kent Police buildings. I have to say that personally the key to success of any change is absolute transparency and engagement.

Our 999 Call Response is Not Faltering

Ann Barnes | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

There was lots of media interest over the weekend about the actual number of officers responding to 999 calls diminishing nationally. I am always very conscious about bald statistics as they often add little to a debate and can cloud an important issue.

Are our elected officials truly interested in justice?

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

It appears that it is now more expedient to exchange silence for a seat at the top table. The trappings of power, the money, the TV interviews and the...

London Strife

Ken Musgrave | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Ken Musgrave

I was born in West Ham in London's East End before World War II. Continual bombing, collapsing buildings, fire. All these I experienced at an early age. I was aware that people died.

We Need Liberal Answers to our Society's Problems

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

So, let us not respond to this with knee-jerk, authoritarian reactions. Let us take a stance that many in my party would call 'tough liberalism.' This means, yes, the 'stick' of the law (and the need to have and show genuine remorse to victims) but it must also mean the 'carrot' of a second chance, of opportunity, and of help.

Authority & Authoritarianism: Les révoltés du «no future»

Andrew Wigley | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Andrew Wigley

The biggest task facing our political leaders is striking a balance between defending those pillars of authority while not erring towards authoritarianism.

Is There More to a Defiant Child?

Naomi Richards | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Richards

This is an old blog that I feel I should republish following on from several conversations I have had recently with some parents. I initially wrote ...