In his election manifesto he promised to be tough on crime. Looking back it makes it obvious that he never met one of his promises. UK and especially the major cities are swamped by crime and the police had a hard job before to keep it down. Therefore the Conservatives gave this promise to get voters on their site because people were fed-up being attacked on the streets and in their houses.
Yes, the Conservatives won the election, only by a minority and built a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
The moment they were in power they abandon most if not all of their promises including the one being tough on crimes. Furthermore, they cut the police force right down in sacking 16,000 police officers at a time when the streets were riddle with crimes. Especially the elderly and disabled people were not safe because they couldn’t fight back.
Now the Home Secretary Theresa May announced that she will half the sums for crime prevention. London will cut from £57million to £23million in 2013/14. Wales from £3.1million to £1.2million.
This will affect the CCTV which is the greatest help to catch criminals, youth project, street lighting and gang prevention work.
No wonder Theresa May is the favourite of David Cameron in spite of her many mess-ups and frequent calls for her to be forced out or her willingly resign from her post.
These further cuts will also show in losing thousands of staff and especially 6,500 frontline officers.
All these reduction will provoke more crime and it will backfire in having more criminals locked up in what they claim in overfilled prisons. This also will result into more cost of keeping these criminals which in the long run does not justify the means of cutting down the police force as well as on crime prevention. When you cut down the impact has also to be looked at. This apparently is not the case made by the government and therefore it will have a chaotic impact on the public.
Next month there will be an election of 41 police and crime prevention commissioners. They are not given an idea what the budget will be and only after 15 November they will have to face the budget they have to work with. The new commissioners will be in charge of chief constables and take over crime prevention budgets. This is not democracy as it should be. In a democracy all the facts are on the table and the candidates are able to discuss the situation with voters.
Apparently the cities which were worst hit by last year riots have to face the biggest cut. Birmingham will be cut from £1.5million to £620,000, Manchester from £1million to £415,000 and Leeds from £1.1million to £478,000.
CUTTING ALL THE BENEFITS AND SECURITY BY CUTTING DOWN THE POLICE AND THEIR FUNDING MAKES YOU WONDER IF THEY FIND ANYTHING ELSE TO THROW AT THE PUBLIC. THEY FORGOT THAT IS IT THE PUBLIC WHO VOTED THEM IN AND NOW THEY ARE KICKING THE PUBLIC IN THE TEETH NON-STOP.