Category Archives: Police

Time to start educating children about their rights after figures show Police stopped and searched 500 under 10s

Shocking figures show that police in Scotland have stopped and searched 750,000 people in the last year. The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research report also found that 500 children under 10 were stopped and searched in 2010 alone.  This has … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg warns against arming the police after Manchester shootings

In the wake of the  murders of police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes in Manchester yesterday, the issue of whether police should be armed is being raised by journalists. The Scotsman reports Nick Clegg’s comments when asked about this today. … Continue reading

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Sour Grapes from Police over Braehead photo complaint

Strathclyde Police issued an extarordinary statement today in relation to the complaint made by Chris White, the dad whose Boycott Braehead Facebook page, set up in response to the fuss the authorities made over his photograph of his 4 year … Continue reading

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Boycott Braehead after they call Police on Dad taking photos of his daughter

Many people in Scotland have been appalled by an incident which took place in Braehead Shopping Centre near Glasgow on Friday where a man had shopping centre security staff and the police on his back because he took a photo … Continue reading

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Sleekit SNP plan single police force after all

So, the cat seems to be out of the bag. The SNP, after months of dithering, have opted for the utterly disastrous option of a national Scottish police force. Far be it from me to suggest that the reason for … Continue reading

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>Fergus Ewing’s hustings gaffe shows SNP haven’t a clue on Police #sp11

>I have been sitting on this story for nearly two weeks now. I’d meant to blog it the day I heard it but I didn’t have access to wifi. Then I didn’t want it go get missed in the holiday … Continue reading

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>Lib Dems’ Save our Police car is coming to a town near you……….. #sp11

> Look at this cool little car! This morning Tavish Scott was in Inverness to see it off on a two day journey round Scotland to highlight the Liberal Democrats’ opposition to the centralisation of Police forces. He was joined … Continue reading

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>The SNP blogosphere counts its chickens……………. #sp11

>There’s been a lot of excitement in the SNP section of cyberspace – with a bit of cheerleading by the Greens as well – at a couple of polls published over the weekend which put them well ahead of everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Labour, Police, Scottish Elections 2011, SNP, Tavish Scott | 5 Comments

>11 days to save local policing #sp11

>I  caught up with Highlands and Islands Lib Dem list candidate Jamie Paterson earlier this week in Inverness. He told me that Tavish Scott’s campaign against SNP, Labour and Tory plans to create a single police force had gone down well … Continue reading

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>Save our Police: Tavish takes the campaign to the Scottish Police Federation Conference. #sp11

> With just 16 days to go until the Holyrood poll, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Tavish Scott, accompanied by Aviemore MP Danny Alexander and Highland candidates Christine Jardine and Alan MacRae, took our campaign against a single national police force … Continue reading

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