Wednesday, January 25, 2006

PMQs – does Cameron read my blog?

Last week my readers will have learnt that the PM seemed to be hinting at compromise for those opposed to the merger of police forces. A point few, if any, other commentators picked up. This week David Cameron devoted his second block of questions to this point and asked directly if ‘strategic co-operation’ was an alternative to merger. Tony Blair said the government is listening but reminded the house that the proposals had come about because the Association of Chief Constables had said that the present structure of 43 forces is unfit for purpose.

And the point of reorganisation is to strengthen local policing and local accountability. The problem isn’t (as Mr C has said it is) about incompetent police officers.

More to come on this I’m sure and more to come from me about today’s wide-ranging PMQT….


At 19:31, Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

The point of reorganisation is to create more aspects of government that would seem to be better administered at regional level. Which would require regions. In England.

The North-East may have rejected theirs, but they'll be introduced by the back door. Mark my words.


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