Category: Policing

The Police & Military Should Not Mix

Boris’s announcement that he will use the military to back up the police has quite rightly raised alarm across the political spectrum, and I think shows signs of confusion in the senior ranks of the government. Firstly, I accept that there are not enough police officers to do the job, the consequence of more than…

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Are We Under Attack?

By Mike Speakman, Law & Order & Policing Spokesman 26th August 2020 I may stray from my usual brief in this blog, but at heart it really is a law and order issue.   The country is being undermined from so many different angles that many people, including me, must wonder what is going on.  Despite…

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Recruitment of Minorities into the Police Service

By Mike Speakman; Law & Order / Policing Spokesman 24th July 2020 The desire to increase minority representation in the police service is rising up the political agenda, again.  I have lost count of the number of times the Home Office has believed the way to improve relations between the police and minority groups is…

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Cressida Dick Stabs Front Line Officers in the Back

By Mike Speakman, Policing and Law & Order Spokesman, ex Deputy Chief Constable. 8th July 2020 We all know about the knife crime epidemic in London, but we never thought it would extend up to the highest ranks of the Metropolitan Police Service.  Cressida Dick has stabbed her own officers in the back and then…

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Mike Speakman on the violence in Reading

Mike Speakman Sunday 21st June 2020   Whilst the deaths and attacks in Reading may not be directly attributable to the preceding Black Lives Matter rally, Black Lives Matter’s rhetoric has created a climate of division based on race which may incite some people to acts of violence against British citizens.  The media are providing…

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Monuments Men and Women

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Taking the Knee

By Mike Speakman, ex Deputy Chief Constable, Policing Spokesman 4th June 2020 I frequently write in these blogs that I am ashamed of the state of modern policing. I never thought that I would see worse than rainbow laces, rainbow make up, dancing bobbies and inaction within sight of flagrant breaches of the law.  I…

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Policing the Virus

By Mike Speakman, Law & Order Spokesman 31st March 2020 From my first day at Police training school in 1968 it was drummed into us that we police with the consent of the public. This central tenet of British Policing remained true throughout my service, and throughout the ranks I achieved. Until recently, the British…

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Policing the Virus

By Mike Speakman, Law & Order Spokesman 31st March 2020 From my first day at Police training school in 1968 it was drummed into us that we police with the consent of the public. This central tenet of British Policing remained true throughout my service, and throughout the ranks I achieved. Until recently, the British…

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Failing victims, fuelling hate

Dr Elle Cockbain is an Associate Professor in Security and Crime Science at University College London. Dr Waqas Tufail is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University. Dr Waqas Tufail’s research interests include policing, anti-Muslim racism, and racialisation. Apparently, Muslims are a race. They have written a report together.  We have the perfect…

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Fair Cop’s Day In Court

By Mike Speakman; Retired Deputy Chief Constable, Policing Spokesman 15th February  2020 In recent years, it has sometimes been said, with a sense of irony, that George Orwell’s 1984 was written as fiction, not an implementation manual. This message did not get through to many establishment organisations, including Humberside Police. I served in Humberside Police from…

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Boris’ Promise: PCs or SJWs?

Response to Boris Johnson stating an additional 20,000 PCs will be recruited. By Andy Thomas 6th February 2020 Andy was a serving officer in a Northern Force for 25 years, uniform, Support Group, CID, Drugs and latterly Intel. Housing officer for 10 yrs working ASB cases in various high crime estates. Married with two children…

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Our First Priority – Law and Order

Anne Marie Waters February 6th 2020   It is fairly uncontroversial, or should be uncontroversial, for a government’s number one priority to be the safety and well-being of those who elect them.  One could make this assumption, but would not always be correct.  Today, in the United Kingdom, law and order has quite simply broken…

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Policing Muslim Rape Gangs

By Mike Speakman, Law & Order Spokesman 28th January 2020 As a retired Deputy Chief Constable, I hang my head in shame at the emerging scandal which must be the worst and most damaging to the Police service in my lifetime. It seems that several Police forces and other public organisations have been complicit in…

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Not “Asian” nor “Pakistani”: These rape gangs are Muslim

Anne Marie Waters  January 17th 2020    We can expect little better from the press.  Once again, the nation’s “journalists” are participating in (and encouraging) racial slurs in order to protect a religion, an ideology, from the scrutiny it so richly deserves.  A report this week revealed that Greater Manchester Police allowed known rapists of…

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More Police Force Mergers?

By Mike Speakman, Policing  Spokesman 13th January 2020 There is a new initiative from the Police Chiefs Council to merge police forces. The last decades have seen an increasing centralisation of policing, geared more to satisfying central government objectives which often have little to do with real policing issues. I believe the government and civil…

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Left Wing Terrorism is a Growing Menace

Anne Marie Waters  December 6th 2019    If you read the mainstream press, it will attempt to persuade you that “far right” terrorism is a growing menace in Britain. The same press will then describe objection to mass migration, nation-state democracy, and Islamic radicalism as “far right”. On the other hand, Antifa, a group that…

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The Police and the Election by Mike Speakman

Mike Speakman 27th November 2019   Policing issues are of some relevance in this election, now only two weeks away. Parties are making commitments which they may or may not keep, but the trend is generally in the right direction. As we all know, police numbers have been cut drastically since 2010, at the instigation…

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Impartial Policing

By Mike Speakman (Law & Order Spokesperson) 22nd August 2019 One of the themes drummed into me at basic police training was that it is imperative that the police do not take sides. Respect and trust for the police was seen as conditional on our fairness and impartiality. I soon experienced practical examples of this….

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