This coming Saturday One Society Many Cultures is staging a timely and important national convention in London.
For many years terrorist groups pursuing their political, religious and ideological beliefs have attacked our free and democratic way of life. Yet the largest loss of British citizens during a single terrorist attack did not occur in Britain but in the United States on 11 September 2001.
The hacking scandal might be dominating the news agenda at the moment, but that should not mask the fact that the force's day to day concerns go far further than the activities of News International and the other members of the press.