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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Why we should pay the price of accountability

Sir Paul Stephenson, commissioner of the Metropolitan police, is lobbying to make it more difficult for citizens to pursue a complaint against the police through the courts. Here is an account of how the police behave in one West European democracy that should lead you to doubt the wisdom of weakening  citizens' rights to hold power to account.

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