Police

The shocking truth about police corruption in Britain

7 March 2015 9:00 am

We like to think we have the cleanest police in the world. We may no longer be right

How the driverless car will liberate us all (except smokers, of course)

14 February 2015 9:00 am

I was listening to the radio the other morning to hear people complaining about the huge cuts in the number…

When did we become a nation of police informers?

10 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s a danger that in what follows your columnist may seem to be recommending an attitude. Please don’t think that.…

Jaw-dropping confessions of a very un-PC Plod

22 November 2014 9:00 am

There can’t have been many people who watched Confessions of a Copper (Channel 4, Wednesday) with a growing sense of…

Why must every ‘accident’ be an ‘incident’?

15 November 2014 9:00 am

I had thought that the saying ‘Accidents will happen in the best regulated families’ was a vulgar reference to children…

How did Britain ever have unarmed criminals?

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Once, both police and criminals in Britain routinely did without guns. How did that happen? And why did it change?

Spectator letters: In defence of the GMC and Ukip members, and how Rachmaninov spelled Rachmaninov

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Nothing to fear Sir: So long as we are not breaking any law, we have nothing to fear from the…

Every 73 seconds, police use snooping powers to access our personal records. Who'll rein them in?

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Police are using an anti-terror law to run wild in the public’s mobile phone records

‘Escalate’: an exciting new way to say ‘pass the buck’

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Shaun Wright, the police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire, spoke to Sky television last week about how little he…

The biggest civil liberties outrage you've never heard of

23 August 2014 9:00 am

‘Bubble matches’ sound like something quaint. In fact,they’re an outrage against civil liberties

Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

12 July 2014 9:00 am

In Knightsbridge and Chelsea, tension simmers between Sloanes and super-rich Arabs

David Cameron's plot to keep us in the EU (it's working)

24 May 2014 9:00 am

I write this before the results of the European elections, making the not very original guess that Ukip will do…

The joy of online hatred

1 March 2014 9:00 am

I know it’s not for everyone, but an online bitch-fight is so bracing

Rod Liddle: Neknominations – this is what the internet is for

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Wouldn’t it be boring if everyone behaved much as you behave? If everyone expressed themselves similarly? Let a thousand flowers…

Portrait of the week

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that English local authorities would be allowed to receive all the business rates…

Alexander Chancellor: Can one be addicted to making emergency calls?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

The police have been complaining a lot lately about frivolous calls to the emergency services. All over the country people…

Letters

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Not fair on cops Sir: Nick Cohen (‘PCs gone mad’, 26 October) claims that the police are deliberately attacking the press…

They used to catch crooks - now they trawl Twitter. Are our police turning into spies?

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Crime is falling, but the police are as busy as ever – undermining our freedoms

What are we supposed to say when a grooming ring comes to light?

7 September 2013 9:00 am

It is a tragedy that some of us are born in the wrong times. According to that increasingly gobby conduit…

Our house was burgled as we watched The Fall

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Caroline and I were watching The Fall in our front room when the intruder entered our house. Not great timing…