Tory police cuts have caused the London violent crime explosion

Theresa May: You want to know the real cause of the rise in violent crime in London? Look no further.

May we please talk about the elephant in the room?

Some commentators – like Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick – have blamed the rise in violent crime in London on the social media, but I disagree.

The cause is obvious: It’s due to the police cuts inflicted by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary.

Now she is Prime Minister, my guess is that authority figures and Tory puppets in the mainstream media have been ordered to divert attention from that fact, at all costs.

But nobody told the general public not to mention it, so people are drawing the obvious conclusion:

Labour’s shadow policing and crime minister, Louise Haigh, wouldn’t have paid attention to the memo even if she had received it. She has written an article in the Huffington Post:

“What connects all these things? Failing prisons, crisis in probation, the NHS in turmoil, cuts to education, austerity. The answer of course is this Tory Government. All roads lead back to ministers. They decide the funding, they decide the priorities.

“What of our Home Secretary? Amber Rudd’s silence is deafening. She is politically too scared to be associated with this toxic mess of her boss’s making. And what of the Prime Minister? Nothing. She is unable to criticise her own terrible record as Home Secretary and PM, as we have seen the loss of over 21,000 police officers across the country – with more than 17,000 from the front-line.

“But it’s simply not good enough.”

“Not good enough” is all you’ll get from the Conservatives. And under a Tory government, violent crime will only get worse.

Scotland Yard [has been holding] emergency talks over the recent spate of violent crime in London.

Police chiefs want to develop a mobilisation plan to tackle knife and gun violence in the city.

There have been growing calls for politicians to set out substantial plans to address the crisis, and concerns that national and London leaders have fallen short.

The Met police commissioner, Cressida Dick, has been criticised for making no public statement on the subject until Thursday, while the Home Office, the Met and the mayor of London all declined interview requests from BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday morning.

Source: Tanesha Melbourne-Blake killing: man held on suspicion of murder | UK news | The Guardian

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7 thoughts on “Tory police cuts have caused the London violent crime explosion

    1. G.V.W. Lewis

      Yup. She is! She was Iain Blair’s right hand at the time of the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes.Iain Blair is now a “Sir”, Cressida Dick is now top boss at the Met Police. Sounds about right… In corrupt Britain, vermin get rewarded and the victims shafted.

  1. trev

    Yep, it’s obvious that spending cuts are to blame, cuts to Policing and other things like funding to Community projects , youth work etc. Society is falling apart thanks to the Tories.

  2. Dave Rowlands

    Park an empty police car on the highway to reduce speed, have police walking around the community to reduce crime, cut their numbers and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the consequences.

    The next stage to this fiasco is more “Stop And Search”, “Curfews”, “State Controlled Evenings Out” and eventually “A Dictatorship Government”. I feel for the children I leave behind when I go.

  3. Dez

    Just shows how blind the Cons really are to the mess they created to cut the cuts to pay off the bankers bail out and creating the biggest government debt ever that makes even Labour debts look like petty cash. Then to pass their failings and potential cost onto Local Government so as to divert the tax paying public attention away from themselves is criminal. Not us Guv attitude and blaming local authorities for not sorting out their mess is just typical and has created another additional pleb tax system instead of pretending they are now on top of things. It is just balloon squeezing exercise and diverting negative attention from themselves onto their fellow Cons in local government. Appalling Con merchants..

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      “Makes even Labour debts look like petty cash”?
      Try to remember that the Tories have run up more debt in the past seven years than Labour has in all the years it has ever been in government!
      I’ll tell you what would be useful right now: Someone should do a flow chart showing how the Tories have distributed government money (including debt).

  4. Pat Sheehan

    If there’s no Police: what is there to mobilize? Nothing like a bit of obfuscation to clarify the murk!

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