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 AvatarAndrew Brown 4th May - 11:31pm
    We've got several new members standing in Bristol - including in target wards - and several more active behind the scenes.
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 4th May - 10:58pm
    Well done.
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 4th May - 10:52pm
    I am confused by this.I sn't there a presumption of innocence until found guilty, and were the police not entitled to legal representation? It is...
  • User AvatarTim Hill 4th May - 10:31pm
    My top tip. Spend it with someone who's positive and full of beans. There is one person on this thread who I wouldn't recommend spending...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 4th May - 10:18pm
    Paul, Victoria has done wonders organising polling day and she was about to start re-arranging the office to make it work for tomorrow. She has...
  • User AvatarPaul Holmes 4th May - 10:05pm
    Victoria must have been taking a break between delivery Rounds then! Hywel makes good points but it is still true in a close election contest...