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Rich Relations: Britain, Bahrain and Police Brutality

Bahrain, the kingdom of the two seas. A mainly Shia people of 1.4 million ruled by a minority Sunni elite. The despotic Sheikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa heads this nominal constitutional monarchy. A good egg, Mons Officer Cadet School (now Sandhurst) educated. … Continue reading

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Should All Police Officers Be Armed With Tasers?

The Police Federation, committed to the right of any constable to be trained and armed with Taser, launched a survey last month into officer views on these stun guns. This rank and file organization cites a recent Ipsos Mori poll, claiming … Continue reading

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The Met and the Media: The Long View

A waste of money, so some newspapers say. Legal bills aside, the Metropolitan Police spent over £41 million investigating the dodgy doings of journalists. On Friday 11 December this costly exercise was killed, to the relief of Mr Plod and Mr Pressman, … Continue reading

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Life on Mars Part I: A Firm in a Firm

Don’t forget always to let me know straight away if you need anything because I know people everywhere. Because I’m in a little firm in a firm. Don’t matter where, anywhere in London, I can get on the phone to … Continue reading

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