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Putting people in charge: Future of Police & Crime Commissioners

Policy Exchange was delighted to host the Home Secretary The Rt Hon Theresa May MP for a keynote speech on the future of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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Commuter Cops: Helping our police to live in the city they serve

Expensive inner-London police stations should be converted into housing to increased the number of officers living in the city, and improve the Met’s contact with the communities it serves.

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Boosting London’s Frontline Policing

Today Glyn Gaskarth, Head of Crime & Justice at Policy Exchange, suggests locating police officers in recently closed London underground ticket offices.

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Low Crime for All: How to reduce crime for London’s communities

The crime rate is not low. Crime can be reduced further and this will benefit everyone but especially the most vulnerable. More police patrolling London’s streets will deliver less crime.

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Taking Its Toll: The regressive impact of property crime in Britain

Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.

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Swift and Certain: A new paradigm for criminal justice

Swift and Certain: A new paradigm for criminal justice

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Housing associations are being stifled by unnecessary red tape that prevents them from building 100,000 new homes a year – a third of the total housing supply needed to keep up with demand. The government should create a new category of ‘Free Housing Associations’, that are able to set their own rent policy, choose their own tenants and manage their housing stock with greater autonomy.

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The European Court of Justice is not an impartial court and has no role to play in post-Brexit EU-UK relations

The European Court of Justice is not an impartial court and has no role to play in post-Brexit EU-UK relations

Leading authority on EU Law, Dr Gunnar Beck (SOAS), writes for Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project to explain why, as a matter of law, Britain can leave the EU without any liability for any allegedly outstanding sums under the EU budget. Dr Beck dismantles Helena Kennedy QC’s suggestion in the Guardian last week that the EU Court of Justice should have a role in post-Brexit Britain

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Policy Exchange Judicial Power Project’s letter to Financial Times Editor published

Policy Exchange Judicial Power Project’s letter to Financial Times Editor published

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Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project Head, Professor Richard Ekins and Professor Graham Gee wrote to the Financial Times in responce to a recent editorial, ‘Brexit places Britain’s judges in the line of fire’, explaining that it wrongly states that refusal to concede a continuing role for the European Court of Justice after Brexit creates a predicament for UK judges. Their letter, entitled ‘UK judges’ future looks robust, not fragile’ was published in the paper and online.

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Judging the Public Interest: The Rule of Law vs. the Rule of Courts

Judging the Public Interest: The Rule of Law vs. the Rule of Courts

Dec 3, 2015

Policy Exchange was to host the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling; Lord Hoffmann, former Law Lord; and Lord Justice Bean to discuss Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project’s new report Judging the Public Interest. The discussion was chaired by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, and also included the report authors Professor Christopher Forsyth and Professor Richard Ekins.

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