Author Archives: Chris Meredith

The Independent View: What do we do when children are taught racism at home?

Racism is an uncomfortable and emotive subject to discuss. To its victims it is absolutely devastating and can affect entire communities. In Britain it is considered socially unacceptable but despite this, and the numerous laws designed to prevent discrimination, racism is still worryingly commonplace. I’ve witnessed it myself on duty more times than I can count; the culprits are usually adults, which is shocking and unpleasant enough, but for me, the truly worrying cases are those involving children.

Last month I spoke to an officer who specialises in groups with extremist views. He told me about a child living in the …

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The Independent View: In defence of the Police

Comedian David Mitchell wrote an article in The Guardian recently in which he was generally disparaging of the police read it here

After reading the article I said to my wife ‘David Mitchell really doesn’t like the police’ her response was ‘What do you expect? He’s a liberal. They don’t like the police generally’ Is this true? It seems, to a degree, that it is. The police represent authority, discipline and justice. They can appear as the antithesis of the most basic principles of Liberalism: Liberty, equality, freedom and civil rights but my argument is that without the police democracy …

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  • User AvatarLester Holloway 1st Mar - 12:23am
    This is an absolutely appalling campaign devoid of the humanity of rehabilitation that is the subject of so many LDV articles.
  • User AvatarJulian Gibb 1st Mar - 12:20am
    http://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/homepage.html Just updated with Feb data. 15 seats for the LibDems. I still think that is high. I predict just into double figures - circa...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 1st Mar - 12:17am
    @malc "The last poll I saw ref tuition fees was a YouGov one which showed 54% to 21% in favour of reducing tuition fees" Did...
  • User AvatarTim 1st Mar - 12:12am
    I think the “fruit machine” reference is to the electoral system (FPTP) not the voters But isn't the Lib Dems' preference for a system (multi-member...
  • User AvatarTim 1st Mar - 12:10am
    I think the “fruit machine” reference is to the electoral system (FPTP) not the voters
  • User Avatarmalc 1st Mar - 12:03am
    RC "It’s just more proof of the shallowness and cynicism of the Labour party and those who support it who think is a good idea."...
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