The British Bobby

The uniformed British police constable (PC), commonly known as a bobby or peeler (both after the founder of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Robert Peel), copper or busy, is similar in appearance and attributes in every police force in the country. The constable is, for the most part, solid, dependable, patient, good-natured, calm and unflappable. He … Continue reading The British Bobby

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Local Government in Scotland

Scotland was an independent nation until 1707 and some central government functions (including education and justice) are still devolved and run by separate departments based in Edinburgh that answer to the Secretary for Scotland (upgraded to Secretary of State for Scotland in 1926), a member of the British Parliament who has a seat in the … Continue reading Local Government in Scotland