Those who seek power almost always covet it for themselves The very idea that people in power can be representatives of those who are powerless is absurd on its face. Has any religion, race, nationality or philosophical belief ever been discovered on this planet that describes a group of people who do not make decisions in their own self interest? You might say that certain religious organizations or non-profits are engaged in such selfless behavior, and you’d be right in a few isolated cases. But for the vast majority of organizations — including most non-profits — their aim is to increase their own size, power and influence.
The government has been accused of “squandering” £1.6 billion in taxpayer money on failing anti-drug policies after its own report showed illegal drugs remain widely available on Britain’s streets.
The audit, which has gone largely unnoticed, was published last month.
As the government released details of its new drug strategy, it also put out its evaluation of how the 2010-2016 plan went – hidden at the bottom of the page.
The report was not mentioned by any minister in a Home Office press release, or in the parliamentary debate the following week, or in any media coverage until the Times picked it up on Tuesday.
The report says the strategy to reduce illicit and harmful drug use, launched by Theresa May when she was home secretary, has largely failed.
Despite extensive resources being used to tackle drug use, consumption had remained stable since 2010, it said.
While the report notes some enforcement activities can contribute to the disruption of markets, it found they are resilient and can “quickly adapt to even significant drug and asset seizures.”
It found actions by the police and government often had little impact as drugs are “still widely available to those who want them.”
“The UK illegal drugs market is extremely attractive to organised criminals as the prices charged at street level are some of the highest in Europe, and sufficient to repay the costs of smuggling drugs into the UK,” the report said.
It suggested that the most beneficial ways of reducing harm might be to continue tackling the most violent dealers, adding that enforcement efforts “may be” effective in suppressing emerging markets.
Transform Drug Policy Foundation says the report is a “damning indictment of the UK’s enforcement-led approach to drugs; not only its failure and futility, but its counter-productivity.” It adds that if the government was “trying to keep this document under the radar, they did a good job.”
He says that the Home Office clearly does not want proper research and evaluation because “they know what it will reveal.”
“The path to a better drug policy is clear, but if a damning evaluation and record drug deaths isn’t enough to prompt even a meaningful review of the options, then what is? We can see the cost of failure in the human tragedy all around us: The government must be called to account.”
“It’s time to lead with our hearts, our heads, and with policy that actually works.”
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Philip Gardiner, 40, was billed as a ‘High Court enforcement officer’ despite criminal record barring him from bailiff work.
Gardiner, has appeared in the hit Channel 5 series evicting a mother-of-six from her home and was billed as a “High Court enforcement officer”.
He has appeared alongside the show’s silver-haired father figure Paul Bohill, 72, a business partner and one of his closest pals, as he carried out court orders.
But in August 2014 Gardiner pleaded guilty at Norwich Magistrates’ Court to a charge of possessing an extreme pornographic video depicting a sex act with an animal.
He was fined £500 with £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.
In his first appearance on Can’t Pay? after the conviction, he appears with former West Midlands Police detective Mr Bohill as a luckless woman and her two young children are evicted from a flat in Wandsworth, South London.
The same team plus a third officer later on in the series are present when a mum-of-six is thrown out of a house in Biggin Hill, Kent, for non-payment of rent.
In the third series, Gardiner’s features are pixellated and he is referred to simply as “a back-up colleague” while travellers are turfed off a car park in Luton – but his face is briefly clearly seen when he hangs-up a court notice.
The law states a bailiff must be a “fit and proper person” with no criminal record. Despite the fact Gardiner was referred to as a High Court Enforcement Agent the programme makers have claimed that was a mistake and that he was really a “non-qualified colleague”.
But property company director Gardiner, of Dereham, Norfolk, does not appear in any official register of bailiffs or High Court enforcement officers.
A source at Brinkworth Films, which makes Can’t Pay?, said: “Philip Gardiner is not, and never has been, a High Court Enforcement Agent. He does not appear on the programme in that role.
“Under the terms of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 63.2 (c), a certificated bailiff enforcing a High Court Writ can be accompanied by a non-qualified colleague.
“He was referred to as an agent in Series 2, episode 1, in error on first transmission of this episode in September 2014.
“When this error came to light, the commentary was re-recorded and amended to reflect that. On repeats of this episode, and all broadcasts of Series 2, episode 7, he is referred to as a colleague of the agents.
“The stories he appears in Series 2, episodes 1 and 7, were both filmed before his conviction.
“The story in Series 3, episode 10 in which he is pixelated is not the enforcement of a High Court Writ.
Who is Delroy Anglin? Bailiff on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! and ex-cop booted out police force for drugs…
The former detective constable was found guilty of possessing class B substances
HE is the star bailiff on the Channel 5 TV series ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!’.
But Delroy Anglin has been exposed as an ex-cop who was booted out of the profession for a drugs convictions. Here’s all you need to know…
Who is Delroy Anglin?
Delroy Anglin, 55, is a former detective constable who appears on the Channel 5 show ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away’.
Anglin has been seen in the Channel 5 series since 2014 repossessing cars and demanding money from struggling folks who can no longer make ends.
He is from Croydon, south London and during his time as a police officer was on the executive committee of The Met’s Black Police Association.
Who does Delroy Anglin work for?
Delroy works for London-based company GLA Enforcement Solutions
The married dad is billed at CLA’s business consultant manager.
CLA boasts on its website: “Delroy has been a certificated High Court Enforcement officer for 6 years.
“Prior to this he spend 22 years working for the Metropolitan police force (which may give you a clue as to where his detective skills came from).”
What convictions does Delroy Anglin have?
Delroy was found guilty at crown court of possessing class B substances and dumped by The Met in London in 2002 after 22 years of service.
He was arrested in 2001 over a cannabis factory in his home and three weeks later he was again apprehended by colleagues with three other men suspected of dealing class B substances in nearby Norbury.
He was booted out by police after conviction.
Anglin then apparently hoodwinked regulators to become a financial adviser offering know-how on investments and mortgages.
However, the Financial Services Authority launched a probe in 2008 and banned him from practice.
It concluded in a report: “The FSA is not satisfied you are a fit and proper person.
“You failed to disclose the conviction and dismissal from the Metropolitan Police Force to the Office of Fair Trading (and) the FSA – you were embarrassed by it (and) believed it was not relevant.
“Your failure causes the FSA to have very serious concerns about you.”
How is Delroy Anglin controversial?
The law states a bailiff must be a “fit and proper person” with no criminal record, but a judge at
Brighton County Court in 2015 granted him his latest certificate.
Anglin’s current bailiff licence was issued in November 2015 and lasts for two years.
Applicants must submit proof they have no criminal record, no debt and are a fit and proper person to the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service before a judge issues a certificate.
Neither he nor the company responded to requests for a comment.
Brinkworth Films, which makes Can’t Pay?, said: “Del Anglin became a certificated bailiff in 2012 after being passed as a fit and proper person by a judge as part of a strict protocol.
“He went through this process again in 2014. All the agents who appear on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away also go through a number of other background checks.”
The Ministry of Justice failed to respond when asked if Anglin had declared his history to Brighton County Court.
He is the second employee of GLA Enforcement Solutions exposed
TV STAR KILLER’S CHUM
TV bailiff ‘Fat Brian’ from Channel 5 show Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away was best pals with Milly Dowler murderer Levi Bellfield
The Channel 5 star befriended the serial killer when he worked with him as a doorman.
THE star bailiff of TV’s Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! was the best friend of Milly Dowler murderer Levi Bellfield.
Brian O’Shaughnessy, 39, was also once quizzed over a joint sex allegation with the serial killer.
The two who met as doormen were “thick as thieves for five or six years”, a source said.
Brian, who repossesses debtors’ goods and money for courts on the Channel 5 show but was exposed as having been chased over not paying a bill of almost £5,000 for a new bathroom himself , also worked with Bellfield for a wheel-clamping firm.
Known as Fat Brian, he was quizzed in 2005 as a result of inquiries into Bellfield, 48.
There is no suggestion he knew about his crimes.
A source said: “Brian became Bellfield’s number one sidekick.
“As Levi did with lots of people, he got Brian in his thrall.
“When Brian was arrested he wanted to get his life sorted out.”
Debt recovery worker O’Shaughnessy, of Camberley, Said: “I was an associate of Levi Bellfield.
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