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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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  • User AvatarPeter Martin 14th Jul - 10:46pm
    @ Joe B, "The current generation of taxpayers bear the cost of current spending." The current generation bears ALL the cost of ALL government spending....
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    John, I understand, and applaud, the motive but my own view is that the obsession with "skills" is misplaced. Skills follow demand and people are...
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    David, According to the ONS 10,393 persons died in the week ending 3 July (about 1,500 a day not 148) but that is fewer than...
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    David Raw I'm not amused by death. I'm amused that people are expecting everyone to applaud the destruction of the country, ruining the arts, putting...
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    Peter Martin, the education departmental budget includes both current spending for wages, goods and services as well as capital spending on land and school buildings....
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    Maybe Director of Strategy is a misnomer. I welcome Mimi Turner and wish her every success, but when I saw the press release I said...