Keep private companies out of core job of policing...our candidates will fight to keep frontline police on the streets
THE GREAT DEBATE
Receiving, David Cameron? Hey, DC, militant Ed has got ‘scorpion’ in his red bag. He’s stung ya without mercy! Is you gonna let him get away with this? Common on, Dave, if you don’t fight back, Ed could return in a fiercer way, for this Ed has shown of late he’s not the gentle one you ‘ve known him to be all along...he’s just what we ‘d like to refer to simply as Ed ‘Militant.’
Firebrand, fire-spitting Ed the dragon, says: “To hell with the idea of giving core job of policing to the private security industry.” Over to you, David Cameron!
I am delighted to be here today with some of Labourʼs candidates to be Police and Crime Commissioners.
We have some fantastic people putting themselves forward. From the business and the charity sector. Former government ministers. Former senior police officers
We have always said that the money being spent on Police Commissioner elections could be better spent on frontline policing.
But now that these elections are going ahead in November, we must debate what kind of policing we have.
We believe that the British people deserve policing that reflects their values.
These are the issues that our candidates will be campaigning on.
- Keeping police on the streets.
- Police preventing crime not just responding to it.
- And the core job of policing done not by private companies, but by the police.
We warned the Government about the dangers of their cuts to frontline policing.
And already 5,000 frontline officers are being lost across the country, from neighbourhood policing and from 999 response.
These elections must be a referendum on the wisdom of decisions which will see at least 15,000 officers lost by 2015.
Our candidates will fight to keep frontline police on the streets.
But these elections are not just about the number of police we have.
It is about the type of policing we want to see.
Labour pioneered neighbourhood policing.
This was not just a slogan, it was a different philosophy of policing.
Policing rooted in local communities
Doing more than reacting to crimes.