“If you don’t like me, I don’t care”, was in essence May’s response to police criticism of her funding cuts. In the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, the federation bravely spoke up about the security impact of losing more than 20,000 staff in the past seven years. A fortnight ago news broke that we are set to lose a further 4,000 officers.
Sure, population is up but I don’t think that includes 15,000 or so PCSOs. Invented in 2002.