Tag Archive for Law and Order

Amateur PCC election number crunching

PCC Candidate Impact

Since I blogged about the PCC election, I’ve been doing a little number crunching. This is frankly the first time I’ve looked in any detail at election results and my GCSE in Maths didn’t include any statistics beyond mean, mode and median, so take the theories and conclusions below with a pinch of salt and…

Self-Defence: the most basic right of all

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The shooting of two suspected burglars in a Leicestershire farmhouse has yet again exposed the hostility of the state to that most fundamental of human rights: the right to self-defence. Tonight the police have charged two out of four men arrested following the incident. The other two have been released on bail, and the two…

We can but dream

At the 2015 election, there is a hung parliament, with the Tories in a minority and desperately needing the five new Libertarian MPs to join them in a coalition.   We’re offered three bills during the fixed five-year term in exchange for taking a coalition whip.  What realistic three bills would you demand?  Go too far,…

Moral decline debate needs speaker

Tomorrow, the Central London Debating Society will be debating the Riots and our nations moral decline. I will forgive anyone not coming for a drink tomorrow, if they go to fill the vacancies for speaker or at least ask a pointy question. Tony writes: Our first debate of the autumn takes place tomorrow at the…

Drawing threads together

Have you noticed how the recent riots have confirmed everyone in their previous opinions? Whether you be leftwing or rightwing, liberal or libertarian, whoever and whatever you previously blamed for the decline and fall of this nation, the riots have provided the perfect example. So, in one way, the riots have changed very little. What…

London would be better off with Anarchy

© Mark Stone, Sky News

As I sit in my home and listen to Police helicopter hovering over Clapham Junction I can watch the TV coverage of the scene itself. This is scary stuff. Each time a car goes over the speed bump outside I hear a loud metallic rattle and get nervous. Is that looters? My new car is…