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Labour would make similar police cuts
2:43pm Friday 17th August 2012 in Read
SIR – Dr Simon Murphy, the Labour candidate for West Mercia’s police and crime commissioner, is ill-informed if he thinks a Labour government would not implement budget cuts of the same order as the present government (Worcester News , August 14).
His party was committed to 12 per cent cuts before the election and since then Yvette Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, has told the BBC (Radio 4, Today, January 27, 2012) that she endorses a pay freeze over several years, which would be worth another eight per cent.
So the police would face exactly the same budget cuts under a Labour government as under the present coalition.
Maybe Dr Murphy knows this, but that would mean he is seeking to mislead the voters and that, I am sure, he would never do...
Coun Dr KEN POLLOCK