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Msportman

Reprieve on UK Police Funding Cuts following Paris Outrage?eAa

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Will Theresa May, Cameron and Osbourne now revisit Police funding cuts prior to 25th of November when they announce what is thought to be substantial cuts to Police budgets.

Surely they must in the face of this awful incident. What would it look like to the public if HMG go ahead with the planned substantial cuts to Police budgets? The press may well be on the case on the run up to this one would think?

2000 extra spy's won't be the only solution to assist Intel Services.....its boots on the ground....good old fashioned Intel from the front line talking to their communities something May seems to avoid when questioned. It's not all done sat behind a PC terminal dealing with cyber crime as she keeps trotting out?

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No. Political dogma will outweigh common sense meaning that the cuts will go ahead as planned.  I also wonder where the money for the extra 2000 spies will come from and wouldn't be surprised if they were paid for by top slicing our funding again.

 

Across the channel the French are going to recruit an extra 2000 police and that will come at a time when we are cutting numbers again.

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Sounds like pressure is already building according tonights Newsnight programme.

Some MP's on both camps are already raising the issue prior to next week's announcement on the cuts.

Maybe they'll be watered down somewhat?? They certainly need to be revisited ASAP

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According to the PM we have a growing economy and now can afford to invest more in the country's security...so the police don't play any part in that then?

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...but Dave deftly side-stepped the question by saying counter-terrorism budgets are protected. I didn't actually know we had a separate counter-terrorism budget?

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In other words the service will continue to be decimated but when things go badly wrong a magic box of CT officers will be opened?

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Stand by...Jezza currently challenging the PM in parliament to stop cuts to police funding....

 

But Jezza does not think that the Police should shoot to kill if confronted by a terrorist.  Unbelievable

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I've just watched the Daily Politics show on BBC2 and ended up shouting in frustration due to the comments of Tom Tugendhat  who is a Tory MP.  He took part in a debate about security and the police which also involved the head of the CPS in the North of England.  The CPS head was making the case for local policing to gather intelligence and then for the police to gather evidence in order to progress cases and that the secret service could not do that on their own.  In his opinion current and predicted cuts would jeopardise all of that work.  Tugendhat was asked if cuts would have that effect but he continually ignored the question and even claimed that BHH hadn't said that the MPS was being faced with the prospect of losing 5000 police even when given a direct quote from BHH stating that.  With that sort of MP in the house blindly following the party line whilst ignoring a simple questions, then the prospect of stopping or postponing cuts is almost zero.

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so cuts to funding will still take place and as I read the other day PCSO's will be nearly wiped out. who is going to do the ground work? our PCSO always pops into our local sports and social club and has a chat around the room, she is brilliant and she gets the lowdown on the happenings in the small place we are. She gets more info in that 20 minutes than she does in hours of walking. we need more police, they have made the situation and we need to pay for it. or we are going to end up like N. Ireland is now.

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PCSO's will be an enormous loss to the force if they go. Of course, they won't realise just how huge a loss it will be until they are gone. The government seems to take them (and the UK police force as a whole) for granted.

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