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  2. Jeebs

    Post your Tac Vest

    Here’s mine. Constantly evolving at the moment. Have my leg panel as well, but didn’t have it handly.
  3. This isn't mentioned in the press release, however I'm sure that there are many areas across all of law enforcement that can be improved but don't make catchy headlines.
  4. Mac7

    Brexit Discussion

    What is your source for the stats? People may sneer at it. Like people sneered at Osbornes economic analysis of voting to leave.
  5. I wonder if the information flows freely the other way...
  6. Drug problem? What drug problem on the railway?
  7. Billy Blue Tac

    Legalising cannabis ‘could earn Treasury £3.5bn’

    Ah... the old "Queen Victoria smoked it so it must be okay" defence. Setting aside that she probably had the fortitude and majesty to do things in moderation (but she did have 9 children!) I'm not sure that we can arbitrarily apply 19th century attitudes and behaviours to the modern world: Laudanum, cocaine and arsenic were all prescription-free over the counter "remedies", women didn't have the vote and children were sent to their death in the mills and up chimneys. More importantly though, the stuff smoked in the 19th century (as well the weed and ganga so beloved by hippies and Rastas back in the 60s and 70s) is nothing like the toxic concentration that's coming out of today's domestic cannabis grows; thanks largely to the application of some clever horticultural techniques by OCGs. As for Prof. Nutt, he is ploughing a lonely furrow and I counter with the more mainstream opinions of Prof. Robin Murray who with colleagues "were among the first to demonstrate that prolonged heavy abuse of cannabis can contribute to the onset of psychosis."
  8. Zulu 22

    Brexit Discussion

    Well we will just have to agree to disagree. I want to be free of the E.U. It is impossible to negotiate with someone who will not listen, a body who ignore democracy. The only draw back, to me, is that the English Channel is only 21 miles wide at Dover. To me the wider, the better.
  9. You are correct about the new gangs from Africa but, you also have gangs from the eastern block countries, the Phillipines, Thailand, Iraq, Iran etc. Why the older gangs fear them so much is that they have a much lower respect for life. You could ask, how did they come to be here. For the answer to that just look at the uncontrolled immigration during the Blair years. The Home Office have no idea how many immigrants came to this country. Sadly, with the help of the EU Court we have failed to deport those criminals when they have committed offences. But, as you say, if you dare to voice such opinions the left and other will accuse you of, not being a realist, but rascist, fascist.
  10. Fedster

    Brexit Discussion

    That is just way too simplistic, we rely on many things from the EU, a no deal will mean complete and utter meltdown for many of our industries, post by RM explaining such is an eye opener. In my view a no deal Brexit is worse than a bad deal Brexit.
  11. Zulu 22

    Brexit Discussion

    That we walk away from the EU and live and deal with the rest of the world, including countries in Europe who are not in the EU. I also believe that many EU countries will want to deal with us. We buy more from the Eu than they do from us. There are many countries out there who would welcome trade deals with us.
  12. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sadiq-khan-i-represented-unsavoury-individuals-when-i-was-a-human-rights-lawyer-a3183266.html Have to say, he is very honest in what he says though about being uncomfortable about it, it has made him a target from all sorts including politicians to the knuckle-dragging far right
  13. 15 July 2018 Donald Trump told Theresa May she should "sue" the EU rather than negotiate, she has told the BBC. The US president said on Friday at a joint press conference that he had given her a suggestion but she had found it too "brutal". Asked by the BBC's Andrew Marr what it was he had said, she replied: "He told me I should sue the EU - not go into negotiations." She defended her blueprint for Brexit and urged her critics to back it. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article
  14. Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN 15 July 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption A suicide bombing earlier this month killed more than a dozen people in the Afghan city of Jalalabad The number of civilians killed in the long-running war in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first six months of this year, the UN says. Some 1,692 fatalities were recorded, with militant attacks and suicide bombs said to be the leading causes of death. The figures for the conflict, which began in 2001, are the highest since the UN started keeping records in 2009. Recent attacks claimed by Taliban and Islamic State group militants have killed scores across the country. The report, by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama), says the number of recorded deaths rose by 1% compared with the same period last year. However, the report adds, injuries fell by 5% to 3,430, and the total number of civilian casualties - accounting for deaths and injuries - dropped by 3% to 5,122. The record high death toll came despite an unprecedented ceasefire by Afghan security forces and the Taliban last month, which was largely respected by both sides, Unama said. Taliban 'threaten 70% of Afghanistan' Cost of Trump's air war in Afghanistan UK to send more non-combat troops Earlier this month, Nato leaders gathered at a summit in Brussels to discuss the conflict in Afghanistan. The US has said it is planning a strategic review a year after President Donald Trump agreed to remain involved in the 17-year conflict. The US-led invasion drove the hardline Taliban from power in 2001, as part of a crackdown on Islamist militants after the 9/11 attacks in the US. Thousands of Nato troops were deployed and a long, bloody conflict followed as the ousted militants fought back. In 2014, Nato formally ended the combat mission, handing over to Afghan forces, whom it had trained. Since then, the Taliban have made substantial territorial gains across the country. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAuliya Atrafi went to Helmand Province where the Taliban are most active View the full article
  15. SimonT

    Brexit Discussion

    Capitulate? I'm not sure that's our choice. We pulled this trigger, it's not the fault of the EU that it was a stupidly thought out process with no actual positives. They don't owe us anything as we are deliberately making sure we aren't them any more. We quit the club and are upset we can't still use the gym. I think the whole idea is stupidity and should never have happened. But here we are, forging blindly into a void. I just wish we could somehow get it done, let's finish making our bed so we can lie down.
  16. a-bothan-spy

    Brexit Discussion

    So the options are: 1) Capitulate and remain a member of the EU 2) Capitulate and accept a rubbish deal just to avoid the above problems. Is that right?
  17. Yesterday
  18. Fedster

    Brexit Discussion

    Thanks so it begs the question why are people on this thread suggesting we would be better of with no deal? Even a bad Brexit deal sounds better than having no deal which will lead to alot of mess and confusion.
  19. Reasonable Man

    Brexit Discussion

    No deal is just that. We leave with no deals in place. We have no trading agreements, no membership of any associated groups, no customs agreement, no diplomatic agreements, no immigration agreement, no right to operate flight services to any country other than the airlines home country. UK nuclear power plants would have to shut, as we won't have access to safety procedures and systems for operating them - those are run by Euratom. On Brexit day + 1 we would have to trade with the EU using WTO agreements - on the face of that means we have to pay between 4% and 32% on our exports to the EU. This would cost us a lot of money. Pro Brexit groups say not as much as pro remainers (unsurprisingly) but pro Brexit 'Business for Britain' say it would be about £7.5B and this would be covered by not having to pay our membership (apart from the £60B we are committed to) but that takes those savings away from the NHS (remember the red bus). Worryingly though the EU’s current WTO commitments have not been formally agreed following various expansions and so the EU could impose worse trading deals than those. We can charge tariffs on EU imports to US of course but that means it would be less attractive for them selling to us so are likely to find other customers. With no customs agreements goods cannot cross the borders. There has to be a mechanism in place to check goods and collect the required duty and tariffs - those tariffs that won't have been agreed. People cannot cross between the EU and UK without passports and visas - but there will be no visa agreements in place. People who live on one side of the Eire/NI border and work on the others could not go to work. But then we won't have enough Border Agency and HMRC staff to deal with that. Vehicles seeking to export goods will be held at the borders pending the checks of their loads and payment of the tariffs and duty. Paperwork that doesn't yet exist will have to be created. The same for goods coming in. As we import about 25% of our food from the EU that could be a problem - hence the Government plans to stockpile food in anticipation of a no deal. EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU would lose their citizenship. They will have no right to be there or work there. You could fly Lufthansa to Berlin, or Air France to Paris, but you couldn't fly Ryanair to those places, or anywhere but Dublin. You couldn't fly BA or Flybe to anywhere in the EU. You may not want to travel but the same applies to goods planes - so severely disrupted trade routes. On a positive note we will have access to a lot more fish, and EU fishermen won't be able to fish in our waters - and we couldn't fish in theirs, including the rich grounds off Norway. We will still have to abide by worldwide legislation and guidelines on fishing (what happened to regaining our sovereignty and making our own laws?). While that may help make up for the lack of other food it would take a huge cultural shift as our fishermen only survive by exporting the fish they catch - back to tariffs and trade agreements. And this is only scratching the surface. Short answer - we will be in a mess.
  20. Whether it should be legalised or not, I doubt there will be as big an earning as forecasted As with cigarettes, there’ll be undoubtedly a tax on the market/street value. At the end of the day, cannabis is a plant and isn’t being cut with all the mess that the likes of mdma and cocaine are. Whether it comes from the government or a street dealer, it’s going to be the same product. Dealers will undercut the market price comfortably by charging no tax and the cannabis smokers, who are already quite happy to buy from the black market will continue to do so for a cheaper product that’s exactly the same To be honest, the only people I can see buying cannabis legally would be those who are only not buying it now because they manage to live their lives as law abiding members of society so there’s no real gain in legalising it. Of course the majority of users don’t suffer long term effects but for those that do is it worth facilitating that?
  21. Fedster

    Brexit Discussion

    Of course the EU have their own agenda, it was reported in the news that before May revealed the full Chequers deal/plan to her party, she first showed it to Angela Merkel, who ok’d it, this suggests the EU are happy with it and/or they can get May to make further concessions.
  22. There has been trouble in London for years, admittedly not on the scale that there is now. Sure there was Operation Trident but things have got a whole lot worse. There are now more migrants from Africa in London I have heard that when Black Gangs (from families who had lived in London since the 50/60's) ran into newly formed gangs made up from people from Africa they were shocked at how much more violent and prepared to use weapons they were. Saying that I remember back to the Gulf War (first) when Arab gangs in London recreated the battles in the Royal Parks kicking the hell out of each other! I also think that the word fascism gets used way too often, it seems to be used by the Left Wing to shout down any opposition, there is also some confusion as people seem to think racism equates to fascism, which it doesn't. People see through Sadiq Khan because of what he did before becoming a politician, he is someone who has defended terrorists in court which brings doubts as to his suitability to hold a position that includes being PCC for the MET?
  23. Fedster

    Brexit Discussion

    That does not answer the question of what a no deal Brexit actually is, and what exactly will be the consequences for us for ending up with a no deal Brexit?
  24. Chief Cheetah

    Brexit Discussion

    It could of course also be argued that the EU negotiators are just trying to get the best deal for their members and not just trying to 'hog tie' the UK.
  25. Zulu 22

    Brexit Discussion

    Simple, the EU negotiators are doing their best to scupper any deal and to "Hog Tie" the U.K. Because of their dictates we could well be in a position of just walking asway with no deal. Anything would be better than to remain under any undemocratic corrupt EU control. We have many mutual friends throughout the world.
  26. It looks like the bosses are taking stock of this naming and shaming by sorting out their lines of communication. There's little excuse in this day and age for a silo mentality when it comes to sharing intel, especially when it feeds in to the National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime. To quote the 2018 NSA:- 269.The geographical concentration of firearm recoveries and discharges continues to be in the main metropolitan areas, with some provicial forces also having significant issues (often relating to ‘county lines’ drugs supply and community demographics). 285. ‘County lines’ relates to the supply of Class A drugs (primarily crack cocaine and heroin) from an urban hub into rural and coastal towns or county locations. County lines drug supply networks are reported to be impacting on all 43 police forces in England and Wales, Police Scotland and British Transport Police. Criminal groups continue to pose a significant threat to young and vulnerable people, who are exposed to physical, mental and sexual harm. The groups use a range of methods to identify potential victims. The consequences of county line markets include serious violence and physical harm, incidents of kidnap, use of weapons (including firearms), ruthless debt control, turf wars and homicide. 286.Gang members and those they exploit continue to be transient between urban hubs (exporting) and non-urban areas (importing) such as rural, coastal and market towns, but with an emerging trend for some offenders to settle within the community in which the county lines market is established. 287. London continues to be the predominant urban source of county lines offending, although a number of other export hubs, including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton (as well as other towns and cities), have been reported across the country reflecting the growth and evolution of the threat. Although BTP grab the headlines (and this thread's tag) it seems that PSNI and some ROCUs also have some work to do.
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