Tag Archives: Home Office

There’s a storm brewing …

Reposted from the Guardian on line Steve White told the Guardian that more cuts would be devastating: “You get a style of policing where the first options are teargas, rubber bullets and water cannon, which are the last options in … Continue reading

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26p recovered under proceeds of crime for every £100 stolen in the UK

Reposted from Mirror on line The criminals who make the most from crime are the least likely to have their criminal profits taken back You’d be pretty angry if you had a £200 bicycle stolen and only got 52p back. … Continue reading

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Home Office tried to gag borders survey

Reposted from PCS website A joint survey we conducted with ITV News has revealed deep concerns over staff shortages at our borders. The Home Office had tried to prevent our members’ responses being made public by seeking a high court … Continue reading

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Border Force cannot cope due to ‘crippling’ staff shortages

Reblogged from Vox Political One of the “jobs” of government is to protect the borders of its country, in which case this government have failed miserably and should be given their P45. As I see it, this government CONSISTENTLY run down … Continue reading

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Serco risks losing Yarl’s Wood contract after detainee dies

The Home Office is ‘selling off’ Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre to the highest bidder this month, Corporate Watch has discovered.   Outsourcing giant Serco has managed the controversial detention facility in Bedfordshire since 2007, but its contract expires in 2015.   … Continue reading

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The police get the tools they want, Britain loses the liberties it holds dear

Reposted from Henry Porter in the Guardian. This article confirms for me a belief I have long held … that we are sleepwalking into a police state. The number of police CCTV cameras trained on Britain’s roads has almost doubled … Continue reading

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Police to ask home secretary to approve use of water cannon across country

Oh here we go… as if the police needed any excuse; but apparently they’re asking the home secretary for permission to use water cannons because of austerity. The Police Service of Northern Ireland already has six water cannon but has told Acpo it … Continue reading

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