Category: Law & Order

Ed Miliband and Labour don’t want you to have a say on local policing matters

At least that’s what it appears from this post I’ve seen from yesterday… Post by Politics UK. Seems he wants to get shot of elected Police Commissioners, introduced by the Conservative/LibDem Coalition, and originally touted in the book The Plan by Daniel Hannan MEP + his old partner in crime Douglas Carswell in order to restore localism to policing decisions instead of them being made miles away in London. Perhaps if we had a Recall law for ALL elected officials (also to be found in the same book), instead of the watered down half-arsed versions I’ve heard have been attempted to be enacted so far, we wouldn’t have trouble getting

Posted in Law & Order, Leftards, The News, UK

Do Alcohol Units make sense to anyone else?

Is it just me, or do “Alcohol Units” on bottles / cans of Booze make no sense to anyone when you’re out and about without the ability to look-up online what the hell they’re on about? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_alcohol For a while now I’ve been thinking why don’t they put something easier to understand on there instead, like “This Product will get you 35% of the way to being too pissed to drive”? Alcohol Units just tell you how many units of alcohol you’ve drunk, and uses small numbers that don’t reinforce how close you are to over-doing things…… my way would.

Posted in Alcohol Law

A money saving idea – a bit grisly, but…..

From what I’ve heard it costs between £30,000 – £50,000 a year to keep someone in prison (though don’t know how they got that figure). So based on that, to keep someone who’s done something to land them a life sentence would cost the following: 20 years = £600,000 – £1,000,000 (a million quid) 25 years = £750,000 – £1,250,000 30 years = £900,000 – £1,500,000 In comparison, a length of rope costs less than £1 a metre (unless maybe it was bought through one of New Labour’s dodgy PFI Contracts). A Gun such as a Heckler & Koch MP5 can be picked up over in the USA for about

Posted in Government, Law & Order, Prison, Spending, UK