Monday, 18 February 2008

Blogging is what you do when life doesn't get in the way ...

... And for the time being there's too much else going on to share it here. Back soon, life permitting.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Black marks for the police

Now here’s a question to test your preconceptions. Which ethnic group is most likely to think the police are doing a good or excellent job? White, black, Asian, Chinese or people of mixed ethnicity?

The answer, by some margin, is that black, Asian and Chinese people rate both their local police and the police in general most highly. According to the most recent British Crime Survey, between 57-58 per cent of these groups believe their local police are good or excellent, compared with 50 per cent of whites, while 54-56 per cent say the same of the police in general, compared with 51 per cent of whites.