Tory lies: they say police numbers are at their highest ever. But check the small print

Police: the Tories are fiddling recruitment numbers – there still aren’t enough of them. And do we trust them any more?

Here’s a great piece of exposure by Peter Stefanovic:

The Tories were never going to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers; they were always trying to compensate for the 21,000 they removed – and they were never going to make it because a more realistic recruitment figure, taking retirements into account, was 50,000.

Worse still, because the population has risen, the number of police officers per UK citizen has fallen drastically.

And to cap it all off, trust in the service is at an all-time low because of recent revelations about the Metropolitan Police (institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic).

The result is a crisis for law and order in the United Kingdom that Braverman is simply ignoring.