Thursday 24 January 2019 / 10:34 AM Diane Abbott / Home

The latest crime data underlines the failures of Government policy across the Police – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the latest Crime Stats, said:

“The latest crime data underlines the failures of Government policy across the Police. Serious violent crime continues to rise yet the Government remains in denial about the effects of its own policies.

“The Tories’ have cut police officer numbers. They have also exacerbated all the causes of crime, including inequality, poverty, poor mental health care as well the crisis in our schools, especially school exclusions.

“Labour is committed to increasing police numbers and to reversing the austerity policies which are contributing to crime. Unlike this Government, Labour is committed to doing what it takes to make our communities safe.”