Not sure why you are defending our chiefs Billyboots because I'm not attacking them.
What it proves is we have heard absolute diatribe from HMG.
I think I am entitled to bang the drum because Teresa May said we had cried wolf. Well that myth was dispelled in Paris on 13/11/15. Even though that was in another country you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out the cuts would have arrived in a neat gift wrapped box had it not happened.
Now we can rack our brains with all sorts of theories why these cuts never happened but it's a waste of time do you know why.
Its because there is no open and transparent interaction with troops on the coal face. We get told very little until it is probably too late.
Despite the good news today there will be big amalgamations which is still going to cause us grief over the coming weeks and months.
If CS ever comes in I will blame HMG as well. Having seen our boss on a post I recently shared on here it is clear there was some resilience around the cuts put out towards Keith Vas, Chuku Amuna and co. Which dare I say it I was impressed with.
Boris Johnson, Kevin Hurley PCC Surrey, PCC's up and down the country, BHH, Chiefs all started coming out the woodwork and rounded on Osbourne and May after 13/11/15 and they were too ambitious to not smell the coffee. I don't think the tories were not serious in making up the threat of cuts. That's an interesting theory but I can't see that.