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DANNY SHAW

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Security check

“What about security?” Good question. It came from Yvette Cooper and related to the UK’s attempts to reach a deal with the EU before the...

Powerful advice

The text messages became increasingly hostile. First, there was a warning to be “careful”. Then, I was accused of relying on “very...

Warning shot

Covid-19 is a fraudsters' windfall. Since the outbreak criminals have heartlessly exploited people’s health concerns and financial...

Cummings and the cops

I expect there’ll be a few sighs of relief among the senior ranks of Durham Police at the news that Dominic Cummings is stepping down....

On close inspection...

Burying bad news is the oldest government PR trick in the book. It involves releasing embarassing or damaging information on the day of a...

Figure it out

It’s the top story on the Home Office website. “Almost 6,000 officers join police as coronavirus enforcement steps up,” says the...

Trouble watch

Fancy a job dealing with Brexit “emergencies”? The Government is quietly preparing for turbulence at the end of the transition period on...

It's a crime

I could fill pages and pages with the problems facing the criminal justice system. Prisoners locked in their cells for 23 hours a day; a...

A new era

So, this is it. My BBC days are over. But I still have a passionate interest in home affairs and justice so I will be writing blogs and...

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