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Sadiq Khan made the warning in a letter to Home Secretary Amber Rudd [Image: Getty Images].

What were the Tories saying about police numbers, again?

That’s right – they said concerns about the cuts they had inflicted were “scaremongering”.

And then the Manchester attack happened and the Tories had no armed police to put on the streets, because they had been cut.

So they put soldiers on the streets instead – but only around the Royals, Westminster, and foreign embassies. People who were actually under threat, like you and me, had to fend for themselves.

Now the Tories are cutting police numbers in London – but they’ll blame Labour’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, as he’s the one who’ll have to make the decision officially.

He’s right to issue this warning. It points out that the cut is only necessary because the Conservative minority government is cutting funding.

But he’ll have to keep repeating it, probably for the rest of his time as mayor, because Tories love to lie.

Sadiq Khan has warned the capital faces losing up to 4,000 police officers at a time of “unprecedented threat” in the wake of the Barcelona terror attack.

The London Mayor has claimed £400m in Government cuts will force him into measures that could endanger the safety of residents, with the terror threat level in the UK still classed as “severe” by MI5.

In a letter leaked to the Sunday Times, Mr Khan urged Home Secretary Amber Rudd to take “urgent action” to protect Londoners.

Source: Cuts will cost London 4,000 police officers at time of ‘unprecedented threat’, Mayor Sadiq Khan warns | London Evening Standard


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