Tuesday, 11 December 2007

You do not save Coppers by penny pinching

I just want to go on record as a supporter of the Police in their pay dispute with the Government. Government has a special agreement with our Police that they use independent arbitration when negotiating pay because the Police made an agreement to never strike. Every Home Secretary has therefore always agreeed to the pay rise negotiated with the independent arbitrators. Until this Labour Home Secretary that is. Am I surprised? This Government has not got a good record for looking after front line issues, like equiping troops in Afganistan and Iraq and keeping out religious extremists. If you are on the front line - don't expect support from this Government.

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