Julia Wortley, Essex's Chief Constable.

Julia Wortley, Essex’s Chief Constable.


Not only has the Conservative Government made the UK less safe for its citizens by scrapping 35,000 police jobs – they have also made it impossible for us to show proper respect to our war heroes.

Disgraceful.

The scrapping and scaling down of dozens of Remembrance Day events after brutal Tory cuts left too few police officers to cover them has been branded an insult to our war heroes.

Julia Wortley, Assistant Chief Con of Essex Police, told local British Legions her force cannot handle the 80 events in the county. And parades were axed in London, Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire.

Labour MP Michael Dugher slammed Government cutbacks, saying: “This is an insult to our veterans and to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.”

Home Secretary Theresa May has slashed the police budget by around 26% over the past five years, axing 35,000 officers.

And thousands more posts could go after cuts in next month’s Autumn Statement.

Source: Remembrance Day parades scrapped due to brutal Tory police cuts

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