‘This crying wolf HAS to stop': Furious Theresa May attacks Police Federation officers for ‘scaremongering’ over budget cuts. She told the Police Federation, which represents serving Police members, there was ‘no ducking’ the fact that budgets would have to be slashed again – despite already cutting spending by 20 per cent since 2011. But she dismissed claims the public should be ‘scared’ of further cuts after the federation’s chairman warned the threat to front-line policing was now ‘deadly serious’.
The Police Federation has seen its influence dramatically undermined after being caught up in a series of scandals. An independent review last year claimed the organisation – which represents 126,000 rank and file officers in England and Wales – had lost the trust of its members following a high-profile and controversial campaign against Government cuts. Mrs May said she was determined to change the way officers behave and announced that she was willing to grant the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, more powers to investigate corrupt Police Constables.
Theresa May is a Home Secretary with a solid backbone who speaks out against the nonsense of the EU – unlike the previous six socialist jellied invertebrates who sat in office before her. Bloody well done Mrs, and very well said – Huzza! Yours Aye.