British Police

Democracy on Parole

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The recent elections of police commissioners in the UK, or more specifically in England and Wales, are a brilliant example of democratic stupidity. Wh...

The True Meaning of Independence Has Been Lost

Simon Reed | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Reed

Now that we have had time to examine the Winsor recommendations in more detail it has become abundantly clear that Tom Winsor was always working to the Prime Minister's own agenda... one thing is abundantly clear; police reform has never been for fiscal reasons. It has been for ideological reasons. The government and indeed their 'independent' agent have been lying to us. David Cameron clearly stipulated back in 2006 that we needed reforming for reform's sake and now he has conned the police service and the public by masking his reform package and selling them as independent recommendations.