From the TUC

Police cuts are +already+ happening

12 Aug 2011, by in Public services

Yesterday the Prime Minister insisted that the planned reduction in police spending  “is totally achievable without any reductions in visible policing.” He has clearly forgotten the Home Office data showing that the cuts have already cut police numbers by 4,625. This has reduced police strength to 2004 levels:

Does Mr Cameron seriously expect us to believe that further cuts won’t have the same effect?

2 Responses to Police cuts are +already+ happening

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    Aug 13th 2011, 12:03 pm

    […] In the midst of angry sniping between the police and politicians, politicalbetting.com shows that the police are winning with the public. Left Foot Forward declares that the Prime Minister is either ignorant or disingenious on cuts to frontline police numbers, Labour Uncut argues that Cameron must rethink his stance and even Guido joins in to condemn the Prime Minister’s current policy. Richard Exell at the TUC’s Touchstone Blog shows that police cuts are already in motion. […]