Policing

How verbal and physical abuse drove me out of the police

24 August 2019 10:00

The past decade has not been kind to those we entrust, in the words of Sir Robert Peel, ‘to give…

The battle of St Mary Bourne — and a history of taking the law into your own hands

31 May 2015 16:31

It’s tough being a vigilante, as Michael Widen in St Mary Bourne village has discovered to his cost. Mr Widen…

It was right to arrest Gerry Adams

5 May 2014 17:54

The release of Gerry Adams felt a bit like the old days. A Unionist protest outside the police station, a…

Can we trust the state to censor porn?

22 July 2013 13:31

The most sweeping censorship is always the most objectionable. In principle, however, there is nothing wrong with David Cameron’s sweeping…

How a TARDIS could help the police

29 April 2013 11:52

If we had a time machine and could take a stroll down our local high street twenty years ago, we’d…

Paris Brown today said she would not be taking up the post of youth PCC. Picture: PA

Paris Brown quits: but it’s too early to judge PCCs

9 April 2013 15:43

One of the criticisms of November’s elections for the new Police and Crime Commissioners was the lack of publicity garnered…

Tories who say that Cameron is making ‘no difference’ underline the coalition’s communications failure

26 March 2013 12:23

You should take note when Benedict Brogan, an influential and widely sourced journalist who has been very close to the Cameron…

Conservative conference: Home Affairs Committee member expresses concerns about police commissioners

8 October 2012 22:00

I had the pleasure of chairing a fringe event hosted by the Howard League for Penal Reform today on young…

Exclusive: Nick Herbert is out. Government loses an innovative thinker.

4 September 2012 16:20

Nick Herbert’s departure deprives the government of one of its most innovative thinkers. Herbert, who had been double hatting between…

Herbert’s ‘boring waffle’ betrays unease on police commissioners

14 August 2012 8:46

‘That’s just boring waffle!’ shouted Evan Davis on Radio 4 this morning when policing minister Nick Herbert refused to give…

The court of Twitter

1 August 2012 13:45

It is wrong to insult an Olympian who has just missed out on a medal, and worse to bring his…