What communities need from their police forces would be out in favour of top-down targets and threats of further action from the centre if chiefs don’t perform to the Labour mandate.
The Prime Minister looked relieved to have appointed a Home Secretary who is not furious with him.
The Shadow Home Secretary suggests “the Government made it harder for the police to do their jobs” at Saturday’s Armistice Day events.
Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet ministers have repeatedly lent support to activist groups that seek to reduce police powers to crack down on those very same gun-toting gangs.
Cooper also claims that introducing “Respect Orders” would give stronger powers to stop anti social behaviour.
We need action. And we need ministers who understand how to exercise power. They need to use that power to take decisions and make sure they are implemented.
The Shadow Home Secretary was referring to recent reports surrounding Suella Braverman.
The Cabinet Office, standing in for the new Home Secretary, had to answer the charge that “borders, security, policing are too important for this kind of instability”.
As the Labour leader visits Dublin and Belfast, he shrinks from disclosing how he would solve the present difficulties.
It’s best thought of as a contagion that spreads across the divide between parties and factions.
Cooper is on top of her brief, yet somehow failed to press home her advantage as she pointed out to Patel that many criminals are getting off scot free.
Whilst he may have struggled over the specifics of women and their genitalia, Starmer is conscious that Labour must square the voters on this issue.
Yvette Cooper says her party did tighten the rules when it was in power, and has called for action on non-dom tax avoidance.
Shadow home secretary says she does not “understand why Priti Patel is so failing to get a grip on this”.
Harry Potter’s creator is a natural rebel who likes nothing better than a good fight.