Blog Archive: June 2012

Confronting Political Control of the Police

I have just retired after a 33 year career at Scotland Yard. In the last 10 years I have watched with increasing concern and anger the slow motion demolition of the age old constitutional independence of policing in the UK. When I joined in 1976 I was taught a… More

Back from Beyond

Just returned from long distance walking expedition on the West Highland trail between Glasgow and Fort William in Scotland. Trail very rough so footsore and I gave a free blood transfusion service to the notorious local midge population. Slept out on Oak wood… More