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Post  Bampots on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 3:37 pm

Cressida Dick is new Met chief!!

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cressida-dick-appointed-first-female-met-police-commissioner

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Post  Freedom on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 4:32 pm

I'm surprised that she hasn't changed her surname by now.

Imagine going through life called Dick.
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Post  froggy on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 4:35 pm

Cressida John-Thomas would sound much better Very Happy
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Post  Freedom on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 4:38 pm

For those of us of a certain age, would Judith Durham of The Seekers have been so successful with her real name Judith Cock?

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Post  unreorganised on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 4:44 pm

Freedom wrote:For those of us of a certain age, would Judith Durham of The Seekers have been so successful with her real name Judith Cock?


Probably more so.

There is a "glamour" model called Lacey Banghard.
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Post  unreorganised on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 4:54 pm



Laughing Laughing The New Seekers "Rather raucous" Laughing Laughing


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Post  Andrew on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 4:55 pm

Thought I got redirected to some adult site for a minute then. Big 'uns, dicks, banghards and cocks. And not a very pleasant one neither.

But speaking of dick Cressida, then is this a welcome appointment?

Personally I don't know much about her as yet but is she right person for the job do we think......?
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Post  Bampots on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 6:20 pm

Andrew wrote:Thought I got redirected to some adult site for a minute then. Big 'uns, dicks, banghards and cocks. And not a very pleasant one neither.

But speaking of dick Cressida, then is this a welcome appointment?

Personally I don't know much about her as yet but is she right person for the job do we think......?

Should have heard what I thought dog tails on the other thread was about??

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Post  Heisenburg on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 6:55 pm

Andrew wrote:Thought I got redirected to some adult site for a minute then. Big 'uns, dicks, banghards and cocks. And not a very pleasant one neither.

But speaking of dick Cressida, then is this a welcome appointment?

Personally I don't know much about her as yet but is she right person for the job do we think......?

Her claim to fame is being Commander in charge during the operation that saw the Murder of Charles De Menzes,some CV.
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Post  Andrew on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 9:17 pm

Yes I gather, H.

I was just this min reading this article about her and that:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/22/cressida-dick-profile-scotland-yards-first-female-commissioner/

I would love to know what her views are on the whole McCann charade. And also what she has planned for it.
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Post  candyfloss on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 9:54 pm

The family of Charles de Menezes  are not happy at the appointment as you would understand.....



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Post  Freedom on Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11:04 am

I hope that this is a spoof Twitter account!

https://twitter.com/CressidaDick?lang=en
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Post  Andrew on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 12:39 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4375462/Cressida-Dick-paid-40-000-predecessor.html

New Met Commissioner Cressida Dick will be paid £40,000 LESS than her predecessor after volunteering to take a lower salary
Dick starts work as Britian's top police officer next week, Sadiq Khan confirmed
The new Commissioner will be sworn back into the police after leaving the force
First duty will be the funeral of PC Keith Palmer, killed in the Westminster attck


... I actually thought she started a while ago for some reason. And why would you volunteer to take a lower salary.. scratch
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Post  Andrew on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 9:49 pm

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/simon-jenkins-cressida-dick-must-put-aside-politics-and-get-back-to-basic-police-work-a3506791.html

Cressida Dick must put aside politics and get back to basic police work
Fewer headline projects and more community focus is the best way forward for the new Met Commissioner

SIMON JENKINS Tuesday 4 April 2017 11:53 BST

Welcome to London’s new police chief, Cressida Dick, who takes over next week from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. As such she must understand that she is leaving the police service and entering politics. She must therefore decide who is her boss — the Home Secretary or the people of London.

Met chiefs tend to alternate between hard cops and soft cops.

Hogan-Howe was regarded as hard. Dick’s private- school and Oxford background risk her being seen as soft. But her long commitment to the London force and her popularity within it gives her a good start.

Can she drag the force into the 21st century? Could she be the first chief since Sir Robert Mark in the Seventies to take on the Met’s heavy mob and beat it? He said he would reform the corrupt CID “to put a stop to bank robberies”, and did both.

The Met has become a para-political Praetorian Guard, seeing its duty as service to the career of the Home Secretary of the day. In return its pay and archaic practices are protected. Its bosses live in a world of headline targets, glamour “operations” and blackmailed resources.

Theresa May was fierce with the provincial police but did little to the Met beyond ease some targets and deny it a few water cannon.

Nothing better illustrated this than the numbers hurled by the Met at the recent Westminster stabbing and its aftermath. Gun-toting cops sprouted across the capital, supposedly to “reassure” the public. A machine gun nest appeared outside Kensington Palace.

Central Westminster saw what might have been a Police Federation convention. Within hours the police were demanding more money, on top of the £25 million awarded after the Paris and Brussels attacks of last year. Yet May was still able to declare: “We are not afraid.”

Policing a big modern city is a tough job but we have no sense of the Met’s priorities for the two worst performing areas of crime, gang violence and computer fraud.

Many London communities are appallingly vulnerable to an upsurge in knife violence and gang warfare. Last September’s school-on-school battle by 100-strong teenage gangs in Bexley was treated as almost commonplace.

And there was no sign of Westminster-style policing last week in Croydon, when a dreadful attack took place by a gang on a Kurdish-Iranian refugee.

This sort of race-based neighbourhood collapse was once associated with New York. It is rife in parts of London.


While statistics are notoriously hard to read, the evidence is that knife and gun crime is rising and unaffected by periodic high-profile “operations” such as Trident, whose macho titles conceal a marked lack of results. Home Office research last year found no correlation between knife crime and stop-and-search policing.

The Met seems at a loss against the 200-odd London gangs, merely applying a sticking plaster over each successive catastrophe. The 2015 Shield scheme, aimed at getting inside the culture of the gangs, received less money, £200,000, than the Met devoted to exonerating its own staff in the Andrew Mitchell “Plebgate” affair.

As for computer fraud, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, recently came close to ridiculing the Met for a lack of competence.

He offered an image of PC Plod waving a night-stick and handcuffs at his computer. This new area of crime, said Winsor, “does not need a traditionally trained cop”, more a back-office nerd. The same goes for most modern white-collar crime.

The truth is that such crime wins no headlines. Over the past decade the Met has instead been fixated with high-profile “marquee operations”, as budget-draining as they are bizarre. Some £30 million was blown on tracking down journalists’ phone-tapping.

A similar sum went on the ludicrously implausible “Nick” and his celebrity sex fantasies. The Met makes periodic gestures to curb so-called “illegals”, such as last week’s incarceration of shop worker Stojan Jankovic, a Kentish Town resident for a quarter of a century. It is still hunting for Madeleine McCann at public expense.

Scotland Yard’s multifarious specialist units, reportedly 107 of them, are depicted by Winsor as “insular, protective and defensive”. Some are like the private armies in The Night Manager.

When David Cameron tried to stand down Tony Blair’s “whistling” police outriders, they claimed they were indispensable to protect not just him but his bodyguards.

Another paramilitary outfit called “Operation Hercules” staged a private photo-call in Hyde Park last year, clad in camouflage and dripping with weaponry. They are as much use against terrorism as Lord Carrington’s bodyguard, “who gets to kill the chap who kills me”.

In other words, Dick is taking over an empire ill-structured to police a modern city. She must redirect its attention from its political clients to the communities and people of London.

An early test will be whether she can meet the challenge of a previous chief, Sir Paul Stephenson, and get single-patrol officers back on the beat. She may have to respond sensibly to pressure to legalise drugs, and pressure to police the internet. She can no longer ignore London’s gang culture or its proliferating money launderers and financial crooks.

Above all, Dick must fight her way through the Met’s maze of accountability. Stephenson complained that he had 20 separate bosses. As public services continue to decline, local police officers are having to take on ever wider community responsibilities, from family breakdown to mental health issues. Barely 10 per cent of their time is spent on crime.

Public faith in the police has fallen from 82 per cent in 2003 to 65 per cent last year. The Met’s love of guns, cars and headlines will not restore that faith.

Dick has to lead her regiments back into their communities, which is where all crime and social misery begins. That is her job, and it won’t be easy.
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