Why state bureaucracy is crucial to our happiness

13 July 2024 9:00 am

With politicians increasingly sabotaging the machinery of government worldwide, our only protection lies in the civil service, judiciary, police and security services

Why weren’t police forces investigating every theft?

29 August 2023 6:55 am

Police must investigate every theft. This is the message from the Home Secretary as the government heralds an agreement from…


12 August 2023 9:00 am

Supercops: the return of tough policing

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Old-school policing is back

Judge, jury and executioner

24 June 2023 9:00 am

‘Immediate Justice’, the government’s new policing initiative of pursuing petty criminals, reflects the black-clad law-enforcer’s 1970s methods exactly

I’m in trouble with the police

1 October 2022 9:00 am

There is almost nothing I like more than a running battle. As my friend Julie Burchill also says, when a…

In praise of the speeding crackdown

26 September 2022 6:05 pm

We all needed a laugh, what with the pound tanking and inflation running away, my old pal Kwasi delivering a…

We need to talk about tasers

9 August 2022 11:01 pm

Donald Burgess is the latest Briton to die after being hit by a police taser. He won’t be the last,…

The authoritarianism of British Transport Police

4 August 2022 1:58 am

When our freedoms are being taken away we are like the proverbial frog boiled alive in water where the temperature…

Who are these pathologically liberal rozzers? Channel 4's Night Coppers reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Grizzled police officers of the old school should probably avoid Channel 4’s Night Coppers for reasons of blood pressure. Like…

Why the Met Police keeps failing

2 July 2022 4:20 pm

Much has been made of the decision to place the Metropolitan Police in what is often referred to as special…

The police have bowed to the mob

14 June 2022 11:43 pm

On Saturday immigration enforcement officers went to Peckham to pick up a man suspected of overstaying his visa. When they…

Criminalising ‘cyberflashing’ is a waste of time

19 April 2022 11:30 pm

It’s a fact of life that at any given time, a woman’s social media messages will be filled with three…

What's behind the wave of French police suicides?

2 March 2022 6:00 pm

Since Russia invaded Ukraine last week the western media has focused on little else. In Britain this concentration is understandable:…

Letters: In defence of the police

19 February 2022 9:00 am

A health-care disaster Sir: Kate Andrews’s piece on who really controls the NHS (‘Waiting game’, 12 February) gives us a…

Portrait of the week: Inflation hits 30-year high, Andrew settles out of court and Turkey changes its name

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, made ready for a Russian invasion of Ukraine by cutting short a planned visit…

Anti-police spin is tearing the force apart

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Constant castigation is harming the police force

A war on drugs? I do hope so

7 December 2021 4:10 am

I’m not going to lie, I let out a little chuckle — maybe even a murmur of approval — when I read…

Andrew Mitchell relives the agony of Plebgate

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Andrew Mitchell, as he readily admits, was born into the British Establishment. Almost from birth, his path was marked out:…

Why Cressida Dick must go

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Cressida Dick must go

Priti Patel strikes a bullish tone

6 October 2021 1:45 am

The theme of Priti Patel’s party conference speech this afternoon was very much ‘large and in charge’. She devoted much…

Harriet Harman calls for Cressida Dick to resign

1 October 2021 8:53 pm

Labour’s Harriet Harman has called for Cressida Dick to resign as chief of the Metropolitan Police after Wayne Couzens was…

The Met must face the truth about Sarah Everard's murder

30 September 2021 9:36 pm

‘We are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes which betray everything we stand for,’ said the Metropolitan Police…