It is becoming increasingly clear that tomorrow the Chancellor will announce a further massive cut to police budgets. I personally expect it will be around 30-35%. This will make policing as we have known it for the past few decades unsustainable – the cuts of around 20% imposed during the last Government have left it teetering on the brink of collapse.
It’s not just the police who are complaining
These cuts will be imposed in the face of appeals from pretty much everyone who knows anything about policing: from Chief Constables, the Superintendent’s Association and the Federation to former senior officers, victim’s groups, minority communities, the Labour Party and even the TORY Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and TORY Police and Crime Commissioners.
The array of voices ALL calling on the Government to stop their dogma-driven is unprecedented. There have NEVER been so many groups…
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