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Brian Paddick writes… Policing the riots

I am on the horns of a dilemma. I served Londoners in the Metropolitan Police for more than 30 years and loyalty to my former colleagues runs deep. As a sergeant, I faced bricks and petrol bombs on the streets of Brixton in 1981. So I know what officers went through during the recent riots. I later became one of a small cadre of advanced trained public order senior officers who took charge of policing protests and big events in London. So I know the strategies and tactics for dealing with riots. Yet I, like most Londoners, was disappointed by …

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Daily View 2×2: 2 September 2009

Well, that’s it. August is over, nights are drawing in, it’s downhill to Christmas, and LDV’s daily 2×2 slot that’s more-or-less been on hold over the summer returns to its more-or-less 8am schedule to bring you two top news stories and two must-read blog posts from the world of Lib Demmery.

With just 120 days till the end of the year, 2nd September is the day the Great Fire of London broke out in 1666, the day Thomas Telford died in 1834, and Salma Hayek’s birthday. Happy birthday, Miss Hayek!

Two top stories

PM’s role in release of Megrahi

Gordon Brown

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  • User AvatarDavid Becket 27th Feb - 1:33pm
    In spite of the knocking of Radix i would argue that much of this article is spot on. "a hopeless out-dated bureaucracy" is particularly relevant....
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 27th Feb - 1:23pm
    Radix ? Didn't they used to advertise it as : "Muscle Soak Bath Soak has a 100% nature inspired fragrance. ... A refreshing bubble bath...
  • User AvatarChris Cory 27th Feb - 12:57pm
    Sally, pleased to hear that you want to get other parts of the party involved in policy development. The Conservative party has a Conservative Policy...
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 27th Feb - 12:36pm
    I assume (after looking at its website) "Radix" is another attempt to divert the Liberal Democrats into becoming part of a soggy meaningless centre-right mish-mash....
  • User AvatarFred Orme 27th Feb - 12:24pm
    Can anyone here stop the Lib Dem council in Bath from doing something really stupid? Other avenues got nowhere, hence writing here in desperation.
  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 27th Feb - 12:11pm
    We could start with our purpose that is to win seats to implement our policies. How we do that is our strategy? We do tend...