The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 30 March 2021.
Under the Conservatives, criminals have never had it so good. We have seen violent crime rising in every part of the country and an explosion of County Lines gangs.
The Conservatives’ tough talk on crime has one purpose – to disguise their record of abject failure of victims. Ministers should be ashamed of the soaring serious crime they have presided over.
Labour at this election will be campaigning for more officers on the streets to tackle this unacceptable spread of violence.
Labour Councils, PCCs and Mayors are standing up for their communities in the face of Tory cuts. With a Labour government they would have a partner in tackling crime, not a Conservative Party content to look the other way.