I FULLY agree with Paul Flynn’s comments in the Argus of November 19. Mr Johnston, the new Gwent Police Commissioner, may quite properly be independent of a political party, but with his background he’s hardly independent of the police and no doubt knows many senior officers and others in that organisation.

The ‘Old Pals’ Act’ and ‘Backscratchers’ spring to mind.

John Whitehead, Elan Way, Caldicot