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19 minutes ago, clarkete said:

It's the NPCC rules that apply to the police.

"3.2 Police business does not cease in a pre-election period and normal functions of policing must be performed. But particular care must be taken in this period to avoid activity or publicity that could, or reasonably be seen to, affect or influence the outcome of the election.

3.3 The force and individual officers must retain impartiality and avoid any action which is, or might reasonably be perceived as being, supportive of or oppositional to any party, candidate or political opinion.

3.4 Police officers and staff should be aware of the political restrictions and associated responsibilities that are present for them (in sections seven and eight of this guidance).

3.5 The principles in this guidance can be useful outside a defined pre-election period – especially in a highly political period."



https://www.npcc.police.uk/documents/Election/NPCC Pre election Period Guidance latest.pdf

 

ok...but there must be a limit to that, right? say Johnson was arrested something more serious e.g. murder, would police have to keep quiet then?

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2 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

ok...but there must be a limit to that, right? say Johnson was arrested something more serious e.g. murder, would police have to keep quiet then?

Yes - surely if they have currently stopped doing their business that would be in breach of 3.2 and could be deemed to be not following 3.3, as it's advantageous to one particular party - this will be particularly clear if there is more publicity of Durham operating in a different way before the election.

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24 minutes ago, clarkete said:

It's the NPCC rules that apply to the police.

"3.2 Police business does not cease in a pre-election period and normal functions of policing must be performed. But particular care must be taken in this period to avoid activity or publicity that could, or reasonably be seen to, affect or influence the outcome of the election.

3.3 The force and individual officers must retain impartiality and avoid any action which is, or might reasonably be perceived as being, supportive of or oppositional to any party, candidate or political opinion.

3.4 Police officers and staff should be aware of the political restrictions and associated responsibilities that are present for them (in sections seven and eight of this guidance).

3.5 The principles in this guidance can be useful outside a defined pre-election period – especially in a highly political period."



https://www.npcc.police.uk/documents/Election/NPCC Pre election Period Guidance latest.pdf

 

You could argue that not publishing the names of people getting fines is also interfering in the election 😉

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17 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

You could argue that not publishing the names of people getting fines is also interfering in the election 😉

They never published them before either so not a valid argument.

 

The Durham thing has also (unsurprisingly) been misrepresented. Durham have simply acknowledged receipt of the letter and a FOI request (as they are bound to do) and the twat MP has tweeted it and twisted it. 

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4 hours ago, squirrelarmy said:

That’s a false headline being dragged up to take away attention from the ongoing issues faced by the current government. 
 

I thought you knew better than to be just another sheep taken in by the media. 

I did say "might" not will 🙂 

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5 hours ago, Neil said:

,LOVE THE WORDING FOR THAT. lol

 i wanna know who runs the hoc network and why porn sites arent blocked, would be in any other public authority workspace.

Lots of porn on Twitter as Grant Shapps will testify. 

The porn sites might be blocked but Twitter clearly isn't.

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1 hour ago, Copperface said:

The Durham thing has also (unsurprisingly) been misrepresented. Durham have simply acknowledged receipt of the letter and a FOI request (as they are bound to do) and the twat MP has tweeted it and twisted it. 

Yes - deliberately misrepresented by two of the papers with the highest readership (in one case covering almost their entire front page) the week before an election.

 

10 minutes ago, Copperface said:

Lots of porn on Twitter as Grant Shapps will testify. 

The porn sites might be blocked but Twitter clearly isn't.

Are you saying you've read something to indicate that's the site that was being viewed, or you're speculating?

As keeps being reported, most of us would be instantly fired for viewing porn in the workplace.  Mind you many of us would also be fired for sending work emails or messages via public addresses, yet under this government we read time and again that it's apparently not against the rules for ministers to do so.

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3 minutes ago, Barry Fish said:

Brexit...  if there was ever something to prove people can't admit they was wrong it would be Brexit...

next up for that, is Scottish, & welsh nationalism!

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53 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

Unless they were both back in EU and not governed by an English Tory govt.

nothing except much bigger economies would stop them hurting themselves far worse than tories ever would.

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2 hours ago, steviewevie said:

Unless they were both back in EU and not governed by an English Tory govt.

That would be a nice luxury if we had the choice of going to Wales or Scotland and being back in the EU though - even if the nats annoy Neil 😉 

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2 minutes ago, Ryan1984 said:

Seemed to be quite a lot of love for Johnson and the Tories on Question Time (from Romford) tonight. Imagine that will be reflected in results next week.

The Question Time audience isn’t really representative.

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