The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 17 December 2020.
The Prime Minister’s promise on police recruitment is unravelling. The Tories are putting the cost of extra officers onto local Council Tax payers and demanding £120m of ‘efficiency savings’, which will mean further cuts to already overstretched Police Forces.
This settlement also expects the police force to recruit the same number of officers as last year, but for less money.
You simply can’t trust the Conservatives to keep people safe.