Ian Acheson

Tougher sentences won’t stop women being killed

6 June 2024 10:30 pm

Manifestos come and go but women continue to be murdered by men they know in grotesquely high numbers. According to…

Tommy Robinson and the truth about two-tier policing

25 April 2024 3:08 am

Tommy Robinson, a self-invented English ‘patriot’, was free to attend yesterday’s St George’s Day event in central London which descended…

Prisons have lost the war on drugs

24 April 2024 12:47 am

Aldous Huxley’s dystopian best seller Brave New World, published back in 1934, envisaged a society where stability was enforced by…

Suella Braverman is wrong to call for Mark Rowley to go

22 April 2024 10:16 pm

Why did Gideon Falter cross the road? Or try to? That is a question that went viral this weekend. A…

Who will take responsibility for our appalling prisons?

29 March 2024 9:13 pm

We know our prison system is awash with drugs but just what are they smoking at the Ministry of Justice?…

Only radical reform will save our overcrowded prisons

22 March 2024 5:00 pm

What should we do when there’s no cell space left in our disordered jails? The prison population figures published yesterday…

Have the Tories finally woken up to the extremism problem?

15 March 2024 1:49 am

Michael Gove has a reliable track record for sounding the alarm on ideological hatred, so are his latest proposals on…

Does France hold the key to cracking down on Islamist extremism?

5 March 2024 1:40 am

Are we being ‘poisoned’ by extremism? The Prime Minister seems to think so. His speech on the steps of Downing…

Why Prevent is still failing to tackle Islamist extremism

24 February 2024 12:30 am

What is the core mission of the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy? When William Shawcross presented his review of our flagship counter extremism programme…

Should Brianna Ghey’s killers ever be released?

22 December 2023 3:03 am

In the wicked murder of poor Brianna Ghey, it’s not hyperbole to say the Devil is in the details. Thousands…

Keeping the peace: the politics of policing protest

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Armistice Day is meant to be a moment of solemn national unity. Yet this year it is expected to coincide…

Why hasn’t the UK outlawed the IRGC?

8 October 2023 1:08 am

As the scale and barbarity of the Hamas terrorist assault on Israel begins to unfold, to no-one’s surprise Iran has…

Who can blame armed police officers for handing back their guns?

26 September 2023 3:32 am

The Metropolitan Police has, for now, staved off a crisis. The force says that enough armed officers have returned to…

Who’s really to blame for the Wandsworth jailbreak?

8 September 2023 8:52 pm

There’s fevered speculation about inside jobs or state actors involved in the HMP Wandsworth prison break by terror suspect Daniel…

Why Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable had to go

5 September 2023 3:03 am

Simon Byrne, the Chief Constable of Northern Ireland’s beleaguered police force, has stepped down. It’s about time. The country’s police…

How Sinn Fein captured Northern Ireland’s police force

2 September 2023 5:00 pm

Policing any part of the United Kingdom is a difficult enough task these days. Policing the part of it where…

The importance of remembering the Omagh bombing

15 August 2023 4:00 pm

On this day, 25 years ago, not long after the ink had dried on the Good Friday Agreement, a car…

What the stabbing of Ian Watkins says about our prisons

9 August 2023 1:08 am

This weekend, armed assailants tortured a prisoner and held him hostage in HMP Wakefield for six hours, before specialist prison…

The Dartmoor appeal win is a victory against wealthy landowners

1 August 2023 3:59 am

This evening, activists will gather under Haytor, Dartmoor’s iconic landmark rocks, to celebrate what feels like a rare victory for…

The truth about the Bibby Stockholm migrant barge

23 July 2023 5:03 pm

The ingloriously-named Bibby Stockholm has weighed anchor in Dorset’s Portland harbour to a storm of protest. The vessel is intended…

Will anyone be held accountable for the Zephaniah McLeod attack?

13 July 2023 4:54 pm

A report, just published by the NHS, is a stark 171-page indictment of our protective services. The investigation details the…

The Dartmoor prison hostage taking could have been far worse

6 July 2023 2:13 am

Taking my son for a walk yesterday, we passed HMP Dartmoor, where I served as a prison governor. Unknown to…

Sinn Fein’s shameful commemoration of the IRA

10 June 2023 6:00 pm

A member of the UK Parliament is the keynote speaker at an event tomorrow commemorating ‘volunteers’ in South Armagh. The ceremony will take…

Violent extremists won’t spoil Joe Biden’s visit to Northern Ireland

11 April 2023 11:10 pm

What can violent extremists do to wreck Joe Biden’s first visit to Northern Ireland? The answer is precious little. The…

Northern Ireland’s flawed peace has still saved countless lives

9 April 2023 5:00 pm

A fortnight before the signing of the Belfast Agreement on Good Friday 1998, 25 years ago tomorrow, two republican terrorists…