Federalise Police Scotland in a Root and Branch Reform

Rarely in the history of any police force, including London’s Metropolitan Police at its worst, has any force performed so badly as has Police Scotland. Scandal after scandal from excessive illegal stop and search to armed forces on the street, from excessive centralisation to plain disorganisation has exposed Police Scotland to justified parliamentary and press scrutiny. It has reached the stage of lack of credibility where when performing well it receives little credit. Morale in the force will have slumped under the onslaught of ceaseless criticism and this must be worrying if it impacts on efficiency.

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