Hell’s home secretary: Theresa May [Image: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters].

This will be another example of the Conservative Party’s concept of ‘One Nation’ government – they look after their own, and everyone else can go to Hell.

The home secretary, Theresa May, is set to announce plans to cut funding for urban police forces across England and Wales and divert the cash to rural forces before the police and crime commissioner elections this spring.

The plan to shift funds from Labour-controlled forces to Conservative and independent forces mirrors a similar move in local government. The move was disclosed by a Conservative police and crime commissioner before an expected announcement by May next week.

“The new funding formula proposals have been deferred to 2017-18 [and] it is not clear at this stage how this will affect the government funding. However, it is expected that this will transfer funding from the urban areas to the more rural, and Northamptonshire may benefit,” the Tory PCC for Northamptonshire, Adam Simmonds, has told his local crime and police panel.

Source: Theresa May set to shift police funds to Tory-run rural forces | UK news | The Guardian

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