Thursday 16 February 2017 / 2:43 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

These further cuts will simply apply more pressure on an already overstretched police service – Diane Abbott

Diane
Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary
, commenting on Bernard
Hogan-Howe’s warning on cuts to the Met’s Home Office grant, said: 

“When
the most senior officer in the country warns that the Tories’ cuts to the
police budgets are dangerous, we should all take note.  But ministers
arrogantly persist in claiming to have protected spending.

“The
substantial reductions to police budgets since 2010 already pose a threat to
public safety, now these further cuts will simply apply more pressure on an
already overstretched police service.

“Labour
will be pushing ministers keep the promise they made and protect police
spending.”