Category: Police and Crime Commissioners

  YES WE SHOULD.  I would guess that Barack Obama is more popular with the British people than most of our domestic politicians. His two terms in the White House have been characterised by cautious and wise leadership of the western world and efforts to create something resembling the National Health Service in America. In [read more…]

LORDS REFORM Harold Wilson resigned in 1976 when he kept seeing the same issues landing on his desk time and time again.   It’s a bit like that in politics at the moment. Cash for questions, party funding, Lords Reform. This incompetent political class keep being caught in the headlights by the latest scandal. What [read more…]

MANCHESTER CENTRAL In 1942 the voters of Poplar South could be forgiven for a lack of interest in a by election. The Nazis were at the gates of Stalingrad and Rommel was threatening to conquer Egypt. 8% turned out.   Manchester Central’s voters had no such military distractions last week as they recorded the lowest [read more…]

    Next Thursday across the North West you have the chance to brave the dark and the rain to vote for Police and Crime Commissioners(PCC) in the five force areas in the region. These are new posts where power is being given to one individual to hold the police to account on behalf of [read more…]

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