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The ludicrous story of Northamptonshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner

Across the country the controversial newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners are supposed to be getting down to business. The reality in several areas is that many are hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of Adam Simmonds, the Northamptonshire PCC, who has stacked his new “sprawling” 17-person commission with his campaign staff.

The whole story is an ‘omnishambles’ – a toxic mixture of high farce, cronyism and arrogance potentially leading to an unacceptable politicisation of our police force.

First though, a little background. Mr Simmonds was the Conservative political assistant at Tory-run …

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  • User AvatarLORENZO CHERIN 12th Feb - 4:08pm
    David Thank you .I actually would not agree with some of what you say , in its detail , while understanding your thrust . I...
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    LORENZO CHERIN 12th Feb '16 - 3:33pm....expats.....I understand your point of view.....................I believe the public with one view do not exist . Many understand where...
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    Antony Hook | Thu 11th February 2016 - 7:45 am Antony, apologies for wandering off the very important point you are making.
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    PS Stephen, when I say group think I do not mean older and or left wing Liberals in our party are part of some sort...
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    Lorenzo, I think a lot of what you say is excellent, and accords very much with my thoughts. Nick was not a bad man, but...
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    "A system of taxation which is designed to discourage more harmful use." What on earth does that mean ?