When an election looms, some politicians reach for the easy 'crackdown' on Travellers and Gypsies to win over core voters.
Police crackdown operations are likely to exacerbate the structural inequalities that can influence criminality in the first place.
It took more than one person to bring down the Roman Empire, but the moral decay started somewhere.
The writing was on the wall for the international development secretary as soon as she got on that aeroplane.
When the DfID minister held secret meetings with government officials while on holiday, she seems to have forgotten about her quest to stamp out dodgy dealings in development spending.
Options are open for how to spend £1.4 billion of British aid channelled through EU.