Wednesday 23 May 2018 / 1:18 PM Crime / Louise Haigh

Only way Sajid Javid can deliver a ‘fresh start’ is by putting an end to dangerous Tory cuts to our police – Haigh

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, responding to Sajid Javid’s speech at the Police Federation Conference, said:

“Rather than showing he’s listening, that he “gets it”, all Sajid Javid demonstrated was that the Tories are still in denial about the effect their cuts have had on public safety.

“He claims he wants police to have the resources they need, but offers nothing beyond platitudes and the same inadequate funding settlement.

“Embarrassingly he admitted that he hasn’t even bothered to read evidence from his own Department on rising violence and police cuts.

“The time for talk has come and gone. The only way Sajid Javid can deliver a ‘fresh start’ is by putting an end to the Tories dangerous cuts to our police.”