4 November 2022

The CapX Podcast: Ian Acheson on police, prisons and protecting the border


Law and order has shot up the political agenda in the last year or so, with the chaos in the Channel, damning reports into the culture of the Met Police and chaos in the prison system. Just this week we’ve seen the firebombing of a migrant centre in Dover and uproar over the treatment of asylum seekers at an asylum centre in the Kent village of Manston.

Few commentators are better equipped to address this range of security issues than CapX regular Ian Acheson – a former prison governor, home office civil servant and community police officer, and now a senior adviser to the counter-extremism project. Ian brings a huge wealth of experience to bare in his regular pieces for CapX. In a media landscape where ‘essential reading’ has become a cliche, Ian’s pieces genuinely fit the description – and his contribution to the CapX Podcast didn’t disappoint either.




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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.