The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 22 July 2021.
This is a devastating blow for a hapless Home Secretary.
The truth is, Priti Patel has badly let down police officers, who have served our country so bravely throughout this pandemic. A zero percent pay offer is completely unacceptable – it is a real terms pay cut, exposing the hypocrisy of a Conservative Government that gives warm words of praise to the police and refuses to back it up with action.
This has driven the Police Federation to take the extraordinary step of declaring ‘no confidence’ in the Home Secretary – which is a view Labour fully supports.