Tag: Public services

Meet The New Cressida Dick….

…every bit as useless as the old Cressida Dick: Michelle Skeer was criticised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over the ‘unstructured and disorganised’ probe into the 13-month-old’s death in December 2012. This was the Poppi Worthington case. You…

When Money’s No Object…

The PAC deputy chair, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, said: “The Ministry of Justice took an all-singing, all-dancing approach to what could have been a relatively simple procurement exercise. The evidence to support a wholesale transformation of the tagging system was weak…

Peelian Principles…

It is the voice-activated device that millions of Britons use to play music, order groceries or check on the weather. Now police are exploring whether an Amazon Echo could be used by victims and witnesses to report crimes without getting…

Cause Of Death: Political

Well, lord knows, I’m not the biggest fan of Teresa May, but I doubt she’s King Herod! What’s behind this headline? Barry Kushner, Labour cabinet member for children’s services, said babies in poorer parts of Liverpool were 50% more likely…

“The NHS Needs Foreign Specialists…”

“…to screw up the simple procedures that the native born doctors won’t screw up!”: Gnanmurthy Kugan, the cardiac registrar on duty during the night of June 2, applied the pressure bandage. Dr Kugan wrapped Mr Gander’s thigh in two extra…

Compare And Contrast (Yet Again)

When Carl Sinclair saw a drug addict try to steal his car as his wife and three children slept in his Doncaster home, he grabbed a lump hammer, rushed outside in his boxers and punched the burglar to the floor.…

Council Priorities…

Blackburn with Darwen Council is seeking designation as a ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Borough’. It’s executive board last week agreed to take measures to secure official approval for the title. …what, you thought it was all cleaning the streets & keeping the…

The Slowly Grinding Wheels Of Justice…

Linda Fraser, who works for Bristol city council, could be struck off if the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) concludes that her fitness to practise has been impaired by her conduct. Only ‘could‘…? Fraser, a senior social worker, was…

Tough On Crime, Tough On The …. Oh!

A West Ham supporter got more than he bargained for after posting homophobic abuse on Twitter. After Albion’s demolition job at the London Stadium on Friday, a man named Jay, who goes by the Twitter handle @Crezzwel, took to the…