Insisting on degrees is an example of pointless red tape, and I want to get rid of all such bureaucratic burdens. Sir Stephen House’s Operational Productivity Review is designed to do just that.
We trust those who served in arms, or in uniform, with great authority and significant power. They must be held to the highest standards.
As drafted it would let many of those who block highways and vandalise property get away with it, just as they do today.
The right to protest is an important part of our democracy. But this right is not absolute.
With households feeling the squeeze, have a duty to be smart and imaginative in making policing budgets stretch as far as possible.
Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil use a tactical handbook written by a true fanatic, and an effective response must recognise this.
We must also teach our youth the truth about the great strides the UK has taken in addressing climate change and how lawful action is what really effects change in a democracy.
Recently the Government’s commitment to tackling this abhorrent crime has come into question.
One secretary of state and a small team of ministers cannot provide effective political leadership to this oversized department.
Whatever you think of Boris Johnson or Priti Patel, they never invoked the Civil Contingencies Act to sweep Extinction Rebellion from the streets.
If officers on the beat were the answer, Britain today would be safer than it was in the 1960s. Yet the data tell a very different story.
Suella Braverman has been clear in her expectation that police must put the needs of the public and victims first. But multiplying demands are making it more difficult to make that desire a reality.
This year the 200th anniversary of Robert Peel first becoming Home Secretary. His words “The Police are the Public; the Public the Police” are as true today as they were then.
A serious programme is needed to drive up prosecution rates and refocus on the police on bring criminals to justice.