I have always been a believer in the broken windows theory: for crime but also for standards more widely. Steve Watson – Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, and a proponent of back-to-basics policing – was right to insist on a smarter dress code.
How convenient for the Davos class to be able to prate about equality, diversity and inclusiveness, and to believe itself virtuous.
Forcing the Forces to fall into line with civilian-based dogma concerning gender, race and sexual-orientation quotas, as well as equality of opportunity in combat zones, has been a two-decades’ long waste of time.
The Party cannot afford to keep indulging in tough rhetoric on ‘culture war’ issues if it isn’t prepared to drive proper legislative and organisational change.
There are 227 NHS trusts in England and if they all spent the lowest of these figures, £231,611, the total cost would be £52.6 million. 1500 nurses could be employed for that sum.
The difference between the parties – political freedom (Conservatives) versus statism (Labour) – raises the question: whose equality agenda should now be pursued by the new government with the resumption of political life?
We are a long way from “Rivers of Blood”. But this progress hasn’t been accompanied by a greater diversity of thought.
Hannah White, of the Institute for Government, refers in passing to “the UK’s infamous ‘unwritten’ constitution”. What is “infamous” about it?
For starters, Khan – London’s Police and Crime Commissioner as well as its Mayor – seems more interested in climate change than crime.
A new report into the NHS workforce uses immutable characteristics to decide how well employees should be doing at work.
Even adults are now being offered guidance on everything from climate change to whether they should wear a face mask.
Johnson’s patronage is limited, and the makeup of the parliamentary Conservative Party necessitates keeping such MPs on side.
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