Government rudderless over murder wave

Published Apr 09, 2018

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd is utterly out of her depth over the crime wave that has seen over 50 murders in London this year alone.

A leaked Home Office report said that government cuts to the police had “likely contributed” to a rise in serious violent crime. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 this morning, the Home Secretary admitted that she had not seen the report, while stating that “it is not all about police numbers.”

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten commented:

"The first response of the authorities is to increase the number of police on patrols by 300, yet the Home Secretary claims that cutting 20,000 police officers has no impact on the crime rate. Either more police work or they do not. Rudd cannot have it both ways.

"Rudd admits that she failed to read the recent Home Office briefing on the impact of reduced police numbers before traipsing around the radio and television studios this morning. This underlines the point that neither she, nor the Government led by Theresa May, who as Home Secretary reduced stop and search and cut those police numbers in the first place, are fit for purpose.

“Every week reveals a new failure by the Home Secretary. Last week I called for her to step down over the Home Office losing track of 600,000 foreign visitors. I repeat my call for Amber Rudd to resign over this fresh fiasco.”


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