Windsor – the outsider

Windsor – the outsider

In nominating the lawyer and former rail regulator Tom Winsor as her choice to be the next chief inspector of constabulary, the home secretary has stoked more discontent among the ranks of the Police Federation. Not only is he the first non-police officer ever to be...
What about the snobbery that despises vocational education?

What about the snobbery that despises vocational education?

Launching the Government’s update on the social mobility strategy yesterday, the Deputy Prime Minister railed against the class snobbery which, he says, has made Britain a closed society. A society where people don’t choose their place, rather they know their place....
Reform to police pay long-overdue

Reform to police pay long-overdue

Police officers are protesting today in response to wide ranging government reforms to policing, including budget reductions and changes to their pay and pensions. The reforms advocated by Tom Winsor in his independent review are – at over 1,400 pages and 183...
A fair wage for prisoners

A fair wage for prisoners

You report (5 June) that the Justice Secretary concedes that expanding work in prison could “jeopardise the job prospects of the law-abiding”. This is a risk, yet the Government could easily guard against this by introducing a prison minimum wage, as...