Posts Tagged “police”

Liberal Hero of the Week #77: Press Gazette’s “Save Our Sources” campaign

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Press Gazette’s “Save Our Sources” campaign British media trade magazine Reason: for campaigning to stop public authorities spying on journalists’ phone records Earlier this month, I spoke for the first time from […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #67: Theresa May

by Stephen Tall on May 3, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Theresa May Conservative home secretary Reason: for announcing plans to reform police stop-and-search in England and Wales. Home Secretary Theresa May has featured in this series twice before: once as a Hero […]

The Labour party ‘Plebgate’ website they no longer want you to see

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2013

Here’s the key question Labour was asking a few months ago: Who do you trust? The Police or Andrew Mitchell? According to an official police report, Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said to a police officer: “Best you learn your f***ing place … you don’t run this f***ing government … you’re f***ing plebs.” Andrew Mitchell […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #26: Michael Crick

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2012

Welcome to the 26th in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

Coulson-gate, day 2: Lib Dems refer NotW phone-tapping case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2009

Despite the concerted efforts of some sections of the media to ignore the story in the hope it’ll go away, yesterday’s Guardian revelations about the extent of the illegal activities of Rupert Murdoch’s news group in illegal phone-tapping activities remain (…)

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Huhne on Yates' 'Coulson-gate' statement: "This was a suspiciously quick review"

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2009

Chris Huhne has responded in lightning quick time to Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissionaire John Yates’ statement ruling out any further police investigation of the Guardian’s claims that the News of the World engaged in serious criminal activities while being edited (…)

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Huhne: G20 report highlights inadequate police strategies

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

No sooner had LDV reported this morning on the continuing questiuons over police tactics at last year’s Kingsnorth climate camp than Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary’s (HMIC) report on the G20 protests was published showing that police crowd control tactics (…)

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Huhne: scrap ID cards and put 10,000 bobbies on the beat. Three reasons why he's wrong

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

Amother day, another nail in the coffin of Labour’s increeasingly half-hearted attempts to force the British people to carry ID cards and enrtust their personal details to a national government database. The BBC reports: Home Secretary Alan Johnson has dropped (…)

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Respec' to Da Fink: Comment Central apologises to Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2009

Straightforward public apologies are an almost extinct species. Such mea culpas are nearly always hedged-about, heavily-caveatted, explained-away with mealy-mouthed phrases (‘the general point remains’, ‘based on information available at the time’, ‘written in good faith’). So I’m going simply to (…)

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Quick's marching orders: too harsh, or just right?

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2009

Bob Quick, “Britain’s most senior anti-terrorism officer” as he’s known to every paper, has resigned after he was photographed yesterday outside Number 10 holding an outline briefing on an on-going counter-terrorism operation inadvertently exposing the names of several senior officers, (…)

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