'The policy is this: cut resources by ten per cent, increase detection rates by ten per cent.' A senior officer explains the policing policy of a Conservative government in Andrew Payne's Pie in the Sky, 1996.
...is a writer living in London. His next book will be The Last Post: Music, Remembrance and the Great War. Previous work includes a trilogy on modern British history: Crisis? What Crisis?, Rejoice! Rejoice! and A Classless Society, and some stuff about popular culture in Britain: The Biba Experience, Halfway to Paradise, Glam Rock, Portmeirion and The Man Who Invented the Daleks. That sort of thing.