Wednesday 31 October 2018 / 3:14 PM Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott responds to Sajid Javid’s comments at the APCC And NPCC Partnership Summit

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Sajid Javid’s comments at the APCC And NPCC Partnership Summit, said:

“Police chiefs have taken the extraordinary step of taking the Home Office to court after being left to find an extra £165m at short notice for pension payments and yet the Home Secretary continues to ignore their warnings about the impact of Tory cuts on policing.

“The entire Government is in denial. By acknowledging that violent crime is rising on their watch, but refusing to give our police forces the funding they need, this Tory Government’s assault on policing will continue to devastate our communities.”