Posts Tagged “police”

Ian Tomlinson – full Lib Dem blog round-up

by Stephen Tall on April 8, 2009

The Guardian’s video showing a policeman making an unprovoked attack on Ian Tomlinson in London during last week’s G20 protests has sparked a great deal of coverage on Lib Dem blogs today. Here’s a full round-up in chronological order: Video (…)

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A question for Daniel Finkelstein on the G20 protests

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2009

Daniel Finkelstein has another of his regular pops at Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems today. (Danny’s an ex-SDPer, and, like a reformed smoker, is obsessively evangelical in his disdain for its successor party). Today, as he did yesterday, Danny (…)

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Shirley, Simon, Chris and David

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2009

The Times tells us that four senior Lib Dems will be on hand to inspect police treatment of protesters at today’s climate camp in London’s Square Mile: Four Liberal Democrats – Baroness Williams of Crosby, Simon Hughes, Chris Huhne and (…)

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Huhne: police officers with criminal convictions should be sacked. (Question: should they?)

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2009

Here’s how the party’s lead press release today, picked up by much of the media today, reports this latest crime statistic: Over a thousand serving police officers in Great Britain have criminal convictions, according to new figures revealed by a Cherry (…)

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‘Toothache, diarrhoea, cut fingers and possible bee stings’ – the injuries that Kingsnorth climate camp protestors were blamed for inflicting on police

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2008

Kudos to Lib Dem MP David Howarth for his role in forcing an apology from a Labour home office minister who had blamed protestors who attended the Kingsnorth climate camp for hurting 70 police officers. The Guardian has the story (…)

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