Home Sec, take note: a Tory admitted 45000 new police officers were needed – in 2021

Last Updated: September 1, 2023By Tags: , , , , ,

Police: Suella Braverman has increased personnel in England and Wales slightly – but not by the 20000 she claimed – and in any case, Kit Malthouse said 45000 were needed, more than two years ago.

Here’s evidence that Tories knew at least 45000 new police officers are needed to fill the gaps their government had created – more than two years ago.

The clip highlighted by Peter Stefanovic, below, is of Kit Malthouse speaking on July 27, 2021 – and the 45000 number he gave was still an underestimate, it seems:

Suella Braverman’s blather about putting 20000 more police on the streets is indicative of another Tory tactic – let’s label it “less is more”:

They cut the numbers of a government-funded resource (in this case, the police) far below what is needed to provide an adequate service. Then they increase the numbers – but not by enough. And then they hit us with an outrageous lie that the boost is enormous.

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