Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was set to make the police numbers pledge today (Tuesday) [Image: Getty].

Of course it is.

The comment by the Tory spokesperson in the Independent piece is as ridiculous as Theresa May has become: “Corbyn bad… blah blah blah… Coalition of chaos… rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb… Theresa May good… fluff fluff fluff… Strong and stable government!”

And just what is the “Coalition of chaos”, by the way? A resurrection of the fictional link between Labour and the Scottish National Party that David Cameron used to terrify Middle England in 2015? It’s a lie.

Another lie is the claim that Mr Corbyn’s sums don’t add up. Labour has costed all its policies and party chiefs know exactly how they will pay for each one.

The only logical conclusion is that the super-rich Tories don’t want to lose a £3 billion tax break – even though they already have more cash than they need.

Tory policy is about depriving the United Kingdom of the services it needs – by cutting funding.

It is about bringing crime to your neighbourhood – by cutting police numbers. 20,000 police jobs have been lost since 2010. Meanwhile crime has increased – the Tories are lying when they say it has dropped by a third.

Labour has a credible, costed plan to keep you and your neighbourhood safe.

The Tories have nothing but selfishness and sagging soundbites.

Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to block almost £3bn of planned “tax breaks for the rich” in order to pay for 10,000 new community police officers in England and Wales.

The Labour leader believes money saved from scrapping a Conservative plan to lower capital gains tax will easily cover the cost of his pledge and enable him to guarantee current funding levels for 43 police forces.

A Conservative spokesperson responded: “This is just another nonsensical Jeremy Corbyn idea which he can’t pay for because his sums don’t add up and he’s already spent the money for it three other ways.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn vows to block £3bn of Tory ‘tax breaks for the rich’ and use cash for new police

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