The Police Federation nationally has surely stoked the fire of controversy today by lumbering into bed with the strangest set of bedfellows to launch a book about policing in the UK.
Entitled ‘Upholding The Queen’s Peace’, the publication was launched in London at an event this evening (6th November 2012) hosted by Keith Vaz, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, with guest speakers Theresa May, Paul McKeever and Sir Hugh Orde.
The publication features articles by the following contributors:
- Paul McKeever (Chairman, Police Federation of England & Wales)
- Theresa May MP (Conservative, Home Secretary)
- Yvette Cooper MP (Labour, Shadow Home Secretary)
- Sir Hugh Orde (President, Association of Chief Police Officers)
- Ian Rennie (General Secretary, Police Federation of England & Wales)
- Sir Denis O’Connor (Formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary)
- Sean O’Neill (The Times)
- Tom Brake MP (Lib Dem, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons)
- Shami Chakrabati (Director of Liberty)
- Dr Michael Chatterton (who has studied policing throughout his academic career)
- Peter Hitchens (former deputy political editor of the Daily Express and Mail on Sunday columnist)
- Kamaljeet Jandu (National Officer with GMB trade union)
- Javed Khan (Chief Executive, Victim Support)
- Jayne Monkhouse OBE (Equality Consultant)
- Roger Seifert (Advisor to trade unions, large corporations and government departments).
I won’t make comment on the context of the book itself, but will leave that to you ….. as nowhere does the publication include any sort of copyright or ‘Restriction’ marking, feel free to read ‘Upholding The Queen’s Peace’ by clicking here or on the image above….. ohh and feel even freer to leave your comments below