Theresa May set to shift police funds to Tory-run rural forces

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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3 thoughts on “Theresa May set to shift police funds to Tory-run rural forces

  1. Christine Bergin

    does this mean the army would be expected to ‘deal’ with something like civil disobedience in cities. Will someone tell these idiots that there is a vast difference between policing and soldiering, particularly in an overcrowded urban setting like London.

  2. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    If the Conservative government was genuinely interested in the welfare and success of the people of the UK it would abdicate in favour of a proper Labour government with Jeremy Corbyn as leader. Trouble is they are only interested in looking after their own welfare and, as we have recently seen, there is little loyalty; even for close friends.

  3. mohandeer

    Most executive homes/ millionaire’s estates and the middle class which are most likely to be Tory voters are in the rural areas while the main homes of the working class are in urban areas. I wonder if this is significant?

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