Tag: Public services

What Happened To Plain Speaking?

The addition of a new pedestrian crossing on the street where a boy was run over on the way to school could make the “situation worse”, the Council said. Wait, what? How? And…how did this pedestrian get run over anyway?…

What Was The Point Of The Beefed Up DDA?

The court decided to allow the dog to be returned to his owner after issuing a contingent destruction order. Magistrate Vanessa Cumper said: “There was a lack of safety and control around the animal.” Magistrates at Horsham ordered Lutchman to…

Wait, Are You Sure..?

The campaigner, who runs two homeless shelter buses in Madeira Drive, Brighton, said: “The whole thing is wrong. “You put 20 to 30 people with mixed issues into one building. They’re not going to pull each other up, they’re going…

Contempt For The Law…

Kerrin Wilson strayed onto the wrong side of the road moments after leaving the Lincolnshire Police headquarters and hit a Hyundai i30 travelling in the opposite direction. The 51-year-old became ‘distracted’ as she tried to find the Bluetooth button on…

Police Intelligence

When you care more about ‘diversity’ in the police force… …than hiring people who can lie to the public effectively: Whoops! Boy, is your face red, Alicia! H/T: DearAunty via Twitter

I Think We Need Better Civil Servants…

…because this one’s less Sir Humphrey Appleby and more Private Frazer: What’s this ‘can’t’..? Aren’t we always told how wonderful the UK civil service is? We now know, thanks to YouGov’s poll of Tory party members, the full horrifying scale…

Oh, I Beg To Differ….

Pupils at Huddersfield’s largest primary school are not being fully prepared for life in modern Britain, according to Ofsted inspectors. Really? Why not? The Crosland Moor school, which has around 1,000 pupils, ‘requires improvement’ in key areas including teaching, behaviour,…

There Must Never Be Consequences!

Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) – which runs five Teesside secondary schools – is introducing a new policy from September. It comes after an application to the High Court for a judicial review was launched over the trust’s use of…

Liar, Liar, Truncheon On Fire!

I’m sure by now you’ll have seen the (frankly appalling) arrest of a Christian preacher because Muslims were complaining. If not, it’s here (2nd one): Having arrested him, the Met then de-arrested him and drove him away from the scene.…