Kent youth PCC Paris Brown: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks


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Mail on Sunday comment: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks By Mail On Sunday Comment PUBLISHED: 00:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 8 April 2013 Paris Brown's Twitter shows she is wholly unfitted to offer advice to the most junior, most inexperienced constable When the people ask for action, governments respond by giving them gimmicks. Tony Blair was famous for demanding ‘eye-catching initiatives with which I can be personally associated’, but he is certainly not the only culprit. The idea of elected Police Commissioners was conceived by the Conservatives to counter a growing – and justified – feeling that a once-respected service had become unresponsive and remote.

Kennedy Way shooting: Domino"s delivery driver shot dead outside takeaway shop in Belfast


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Domino's delivery driver shot dead outside takeaway shop in Belfast Kieran McManus, 26, was shot dead in the west of the city last night The father-of-one was known to police and was hit a number of times A car was found burnt out close to the murder scene shortly after By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 09:43 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 31 March 2013 A Belfast pizza delivery driver was gunned down at close range in front of three close friends, police have revealed. Kieran McManus, 26, originally from the Turf Lodge area in the west of the city, was shot by a lone masked gunman at about 11.20pm last night

Channel 4"s Big Fat Quiz Of 2012: These bullies reek of misogyny


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These bullies reek of misogyny. If we don't confront their revolting sneers, they'll get worse , made me feel incredulous and angry.

Money seized from drug dealers "should be spent on research into treatment" say campaigners


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Money seized from drug dealers 'should be spent on research into treatment' say campaigners'Lack of leadership' a major factor hindering drugs policy moving forward 'Billions of pounds' spent on unproven policies, commission claims | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 31 December 2012 Millions of pounds seized from drug dealers should be funnelled into a new independent researcher in a bid to tackle the country's drug problems, campaigners said today. In a highly-critical report, the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) warned a lack of leadership and high turnover of ministers and civil servants were hindering progress. A new body funded by up to 10million a year in cash raised through the confiscated assets of drug-related crime is required to improve drug policy, the UKDPC said.

Abu Qatada goes for a walk monitored by new top of the range cameras


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That's a nice CCTV system you've got in your street Mr Qatada! Freed terror suspect goes for a walk monitored by new top-of-the-range cameras | UPDATED: 19:38 GMT, 23 December 2012 CCTV cameras have been installed outside the home of hate preacher Abu Qatada to monitor him around the clock, it was reported today. They were used to keep track of the Al-Qaeda sympathiser, 52, when he went on a rare journey out yesterday

Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handouts


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Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handoutsAround 2.1 million children live in a home where no adult is workingLess-well off have become enslaved to state benefits, study says | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain pays out more on welfare than high spending social democratic nations in Scandinavia, according to a think-tank. Nearly seven out of ten children now live in a home that receives at least one cash handout other than child benefit, says the hard-hitting study by the Institute for Economic Affairs. And some 17 per cent of children – around 2.1 million – live in a home where no adult is working ‘easily the highest rate in Europe’.

Home Office could use 217,000 of Abu Qatada"s assets to help pay cost of keeping him in Britain


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Home Office could use 217,000 of Abu Qatada's assets to help pay cost of keeping him in Britain Home Secretary Theresa May reveals move to raid the hate preacher's cashLegal aid bill alone is already 500,000Qatada continues to fight deportation to Jordan to face terrorism charges | UPDATED: 21:37 GMT, 18 December 2012 The Home Office will try to use 217,000 of Abu Qatada's cash and assets to help pay for the cost of keeping him in the country, it has been revealed The Government could use frozen bank accounts and seized assets belonging to hate preacher Abu Qatada worth 217,000 to help cover the cost of keeping him in the country. Home Secretary Theresa May told the Home Affairs Select Committee that officials will look at raiding Qatada's cash and assets to pay for his huge legal bills

Gay marriage must not lead the agenda


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Gay marriage must not lead the agenda | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 13 December 2012 Brave: Cameron believes homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals Let's start with the positive. The Mail unreservedly accepts that David Cameron’s brave stand on gay marriage is based on principle. He genuinely believes homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals.

Were not going soft on drugs, says Cameron as he dismisses calls for a Royal commission on drugs policy


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We're not going soft on drugs, says Cameron as he dismisses calls for a Royal commission on drugs policy | UPDATED: 01:11 GMT, 11 December 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron has said he does not support the decriminalisation of drugs in the UK David Cameron last night dismissed calls for a Royal Commission into drugs policy – and insisted the Government would not go soft on banned substances. A report by MPs published yesterday called on ministers to consider adopting the Portuguese system, under which possession of small amounts of drugs – even Class As such as heroin and cocaine – is not a criminal offence

Too "snooty" for basic tasks: MP Ann Clwyd launches scathing attack on nurses that let husband die "like a battery hen"


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Too 'snooty' for basic tasks: MP Ann Clwyd launches scathing attack on nurses that let husband die 'like a battery hen' Ann Clwyd said nurses' 'arrogance and indifference left me bewildered' Claimed that too many 'snooty-nosed penpushers' were becoming nursesSaid Mr Roberts had no clothes on and was 'extremely cold' when he died | UPDATED: 19:32 GMT, 9 December 2012 Happier times: Ann Clwyd, MP, with her husband Owen Roberts who died six weeks ago An MP who broke down over the neglect of her husband in hospital has accused nurses of being too ‘snooty’ to carry out basic tasks. Ann Clwyd wept in the Commons last week as she revealed how Owen Roberts had been allowed to die ‘like a battery hen.’ Miss Clwyd, a Labour MP for 28 years, has since claimed that too many ‘snooty-nosed penpushers’ were becoming nurses In an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr, she said: ‘When I sat at my husband’s bedside, I did wonder just why some of the so-called nurses bothered to put on their uniforms. ‘The arrogance and indifference of some left me bewildered.