Tag Archives: Police

Worth Reading 106: Housing agreements

There is no alternative – Henry Farrell on the post-democratic age. Review: Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS – A fascinating philosophical viewpoint on the dynamics of the latest episode from Ro Smith. An Unearthly Child – And a scientific viewpoint on the first one from Iain Coleman on his new blog. […]

Thoughts on the night-time economy, in Colchester and elsewhere

I spent several cold hours out in Colchester last Saturday night as part of the Castle Ward night of action. Since I’ve been a councillor, I’ve been out in the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights several times to see what happens there, and I know that the issue of the night-time economy is […]

Thoughts on police commissioners

As today’s the day when England and Wales go to the polls to elect police commissioners, I thought it was about time I set out my thoughts on them, if only so I don’t look too far behind the curve. I’m not going to give you any advice on how to vote, or whether to […]

Worth Reading 76: Independence Year

Andrew Gilligan and Matthew Brown – Continuing the story of the PCC candidate linked to American neocons I linked to last week, here’s the tale of how a Daily Telegraph journalist based a story entirely on the proclamations of a fantasist. Jill Dando, John Yates and Operation Oxborough – Was Jill Dando’s privacy being invaded […]

Worth reading 26: Doubly unlucky

That’s 26 out of the way, and so the next post will come from America in seven years time, and all links will be hammed up by Eric Roberts first. How We Train Our Cops To Fear Islam – From the US, but a frightening article about how freelance ‘anti-terrorism’ consultants are training cops with […]

Worth Reading 6: Not featuring Colin Baker

OHere are some links. Happy now? The 2010 “Editing Wikipedia From Inside Parliament” Awards – Just like any workplace, Parliament has people who use their internet access for things that might not be strictly work-related. Trends analyst predicts global youth uprising, ‘progressive libertarians’ in 2011 – Futurology is almost invariably wrong, but it’s an interesting […]

November Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting

Just to let those of you in Colchester know, the next meeting of the Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel will be on Tuesday 23rd November, starting at 9.30am in the Town Hall. Any residents can come along and raise issues that they want the NAP to deal with, or if you can’t make it to the […]

October Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting

Just to let those of you in Colchester know, the next meeting of the Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel will be on Thursday 21st October, starting at 5.15pm in the Town Hall. Any residents can come along and raise issues that they want the NAP to deal with, or if you can’t make it to the […]

September Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting

Just to let those of you in Colchester know, the next meeting of the Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel will be on Monday 27th September, starting at 1pm in the Town Hall. Any residents can come along and raise issues that they want the NAP to deal with, or if you can’t make it to the […]

August Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting

Just to let those of you in Colchester know, the next meeting of the Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel will be on Monday 23rd August, starting at 9.30am in the Town Hall. Any residents can come along and raise issues that they want the NAP to deal with, or if you can’t make it to the […]