Wasting police time is quite a serious criminal offence. The maximum penalty is 6 months in jail.
Last Friday I thought I came close to being charged with this
The particulars of the charge would have been these: that I had inveigled a police constable, a PCSO, along with the commander of our large police division, Chief Superintendent [...]
Phil Riley is election agent to Jack Straw
So, the Victorian concept of treating has raised its head in the current General Election campaign in Blackburn. For those of you of a historical disposition, the law around treating (or the process of buying votes through the provision of food or drink) was developed as a response to [...]
I often read the comments on the thisislancashire.co.uk website. I’ll be honest, I’m fairly new to all this politics business and I don’t pretend to know everything about it but what I do know is what I think would work for Blackburn. I am Blackburn born and bred, but now I do [...]
“I started life in very straightened circumstances” this lady said very sharply to me, “and now I’ve got my own home with four bedrooms. I’m never voting Labour”.
“Well, I’ve got my own home with seven bedrooms, and I too started life in a family without money, and I am voting Labour” retorted another, equally well-dressed lady [...]
Jack Straw has caused a little controversy and certainly a great deal of attention for his decision to appear on tonight’s Question Time, which will also feature Nick Griffin.
I for one support Jack’s decision wholeheartedly. The British National Party need to be challenged. From the same ideological cesspit as the Nazis and the National [...]
Following in the footsteps of journalists such as Jeramy Paxman, Paddy O’Connell from Radio 4′s Broadcasting House came to Blackburn town centre yesterday to see one of Jack Straw’s famous “soap box” question and answer sessions:
Tory candidate Michael Law-Riding was spotted shuffling past. Funny he didn’t stick around [...]
There was a great turnout at Jack Straw’s latest “shoutabout” meeting on King William Street today. Some really interesting questions from shoppers, which was excellent as Radio 4′s Paddy O’Connell was there recording a piece for Broadcasting House. You can catch the programme at 9:00am tomorrow morning – or later on BBC iPlayer if you fancy a [...]