The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.
In Thames Valley we have had some groundbreaking investigations. But there are too many agencies with overlapping responsibilities.
Thousands of teenagers are exploited through County Lines. The Metropolitan Police force area is the largest exporting hub to the rest of the country.
Consider the sad case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
On this topic the disconnect between SW1 and the people is particularly vast.
Since Parliament is unlikely to consider many of the measures proposed today, they should be put to the people as soon as possible.
There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery, they account for their monies to their gang masters.
“If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down.”
“Let’s finally believe in ourselves. We have always had the courage to be original, to do things differently, and now we are about to take another giant step.”
“This daughter of immigrants, needs no lectures from the North London metropolitan liberal elite.”
The Home Secretary declares that the Conservatives will “renew our place as the party of law and order”.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is extremely common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
The Ministry of Justice should seriously consider GPS tagging for all serious or violent offenders as part of their sentence
However, its current focus on urban chicken shops risks excluding rural areas, where ‘county lines’ criminality is a growing concern.
If the Conservative Party believes in anything, it should be private property and the liberty of the individual.
The One Public Sector Estate programme provides far better value for money – and the co-location of the workforce has significant operational benefits.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
Comparing the data of the best and worst performing forces, we can see the difference made by applying Peelian principles.