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NEWS STORY : Labour Pledge to Reverse Conservative Party Policy on Downgrading Response to Shoplifting


Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, has said that a Labour Government would reverse the Conservative Government’s decision to downgrade the police response to shoplifting. The announcement comes after a number of large companies have warned of a rise in shoplifting, which John Lewis called “an epidemic”. Starmer said:

“We’ll reverse the Tories’ decision to downgrade the response to shoplifting under £200, making it easier to take action against repeat offenders and ending the farce of offending impunity, and creating a new specific offence of assault against retail workers.”


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Keir Starmer’s 2023 Conference Speech