The Government will this week announce their plans for police funding. It is a critical moment after a punishing year for the service and with the police under more pressure than ever before. It is no exaggeration to say the future capability of the service is at stake.
Successive Governments of all political colours recognised that it was reckless to slash the police but this Government have torn up that rule book and our communities are now paying a heavy price.
Read more from Louise Haigh for the Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/entry/government-police-tools_uk_5a37d770e4b0ff955ad4d3de/?5pg=&utm_hp_ref=uk-homepage&__twitter_impression=true