What on earth were the Federation representatives thinking in going to a meeting with Andrew Mitchell? They were not negotiating over Police pay and conditions - which is their job - they were dabbling in media politics and it does not look like they did a good job of it. Police should stick to investigating crimes and should stay out of politics if they want to retain public support.
Time delays may mean memory for faces is more of a whole impression than an analysis of individual features. The issuing of a computerised image could be a flawed approach. But another problem is not just the time delay in the Madeleine McCann case but the very way the media has reported the crime could have damaged the possibility of correct identification.
A year ago this week two of my Tooting constituents, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, were extradited to the USA on terror charges. Both men are British citizens who had been held in British prisons prior to their extradition. Yet, despite facing very serious allegations, they have never formally been charged with any offences in this country.
If we say that killing people is wrong - and I think few would argue otherwise - it is no less wrong for the State to kill than for an individual to do so. The death penalty damages all those caught up in its barbarism - those killed and those people doing the killing at the government's behest.
The drain on our NHS resources for dealing with inebriated people exceeds £2.7billion every year. Why should our doctors and nurses have to deal with aggressive or paralytic drunks night after night, when their skills should be utilized for patients who genuinely need their care? Why should our police have to undertake double shifts to watch over drunks for 24 hours in a cell?
The Sun newspaper showed no signs of changing its relentless ignorance this week as it stormed straight into the spotlight just a few days before Worl...
If we genuinely believe Tommy the EDL could become even worse - the question is will it disband into it's component parts or become more potent on the streets. It would benefit all to think we can now concentrate more on radicalisation to extreme Islamism, combating militant Islamism and Islamist ideology.
Imagine you were desperate to tell people about something but when you tried no sound came out. Like you'd had some awful spell cast on you that meant only you could hear the words. That's how I think it might feel to be a child who has suffered abuse but struggles to find adults who will act upon their concerns.
My finger hovers over the image of 'loose onions'. Could I get away with it? Avocados are pretty expensive. My heartbeat rises and I peer out of the corner of my eye at the security guard by the door. ..
For many today's raid will simply push the coins further into the murky black waters of the internet where only hackers and developers dare to delve. I mean why trust a currency whose most publicised users are drug lords and drug takers?
Chris Grayling's speech on Monday at Conservative Party conference reads as if the last 40 months didn't even happen. All his talk of tougher sentencing for knife crime and clamping down on use of cautions shamelessly ignores his out of touch Government's record since the last election and their disgraceful lack of support for innocent victims of crime.
Companies are not the only ones to have discovered the opportunities offered by an increasingly globalised world. Some 3,600 criminal gangs are active in more than one country in the EU and of those 70% boast an international work force and 30% commit more than one type of crime. Worldwide organised crime costs the global economy €670 billion a year. Crime on this scale can only be successfully be countered at an international level.
CONTAINS SPOILERS! Breaking Bad has now breathed its last, and with it, Walter White's journey "from Mr Chips to Scarface", as its creator Vince Gilligan put it.
If properly exploited, this 'big data' goldmine could provide valuable insight for the Police, allowing them to do more with less and helping drive efficiencies. Unfortunately, agencies are not exploiting the full value of the data they have.
What struck me about this exchange was the extent to which it revealed a widening disconnect between the haves and have nots, on the level of morals as well as income, exacerbated by the recession and the current government's policy of making the poor pay for an economic mess effectively created by the greed of the rich.
Britain has a serious alcohol problem. Visit any town or city street on a Friday night and you'll witness the serious harm caused by people drinking too much. How we tackle this country's negative relationship with drink is an issue which is rarely off the political agenda.