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The horse's mouth

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM 1,509 views

I have just caught the 10am news on BBC Radio 4. One of the topics and one I have tweeted on already today is the further cuts to policing and how some PCC’s have increased the council tax precept in…

Can we talk?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 1,377 views

In the news today there has been a story about police officers and staff being investigated and in some cases disciplined for the inappropriate use of social media. This led to some discussions ‘on’ social media.. no surprise there! We even…

Decisions without due care and attention

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,665 views

In the news today is the plan to introduce on the spot fines for middle lane hoggers and tailgaters on the motorway. There is no doubt that those who choose to drive in such a way are a danger both to…

Bailing out

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,333 views

Today the BBC have made a report about the number of people that are held on police bail in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The report states that based on freedom of information requests (to which 34 of 44 forces…

I say, I say

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 1,735 views

“I say, I say. My wife’s gone to Northern Italy.” “Genoa?” “I should think so, We’ve been married for 20 years.” Can you remember jokes like this? Harmless and mildly amusing now but if read out by Tommy Cooper they…

Obfuscation

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,988 views

I’m currently reading Bad Science by Ben Goldacre. It’s a fascinating read about how drug companies, nutritionists, homeopathy “experts” along with questionable research big up the positives and play down the negatives to support their objectives. He discusses how some people have gained…

Old wine in new bottles

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,665 views

“We are not returning to how we did things before. We are moving forward in a familiar way.” “We are not retreating. We are advancing in a new direction.” “Old wine in new bottles.” The practice of taking something old…

Policefilla

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 2,272 views

If you live in an old house you are likely to have walls inside the house of varying degrees of quality. You will also know that a good quality heavyweight wallpaper can cover up a whole multitude of sins. Unlike…