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  • Police leaders in the West Midlands gave their PC Pleb t-shirts another airing this morning when they unveiled a hard-hitting advertisement in the centre of Birmingham ahead of the Prime Minister’s arrival in the city for the Tory Party Conference which starts on Sunday. The chairs of Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Federations – Simon Payne, Ken Mackaill and Ian Edwards - have invited Mr Cameron to have a curry with them while he’s in the West Midlands.

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  • Police leaders in the West Midlands are launching the second stage of their hard-hitting campaign against cuts tomorrow but say they want jaw-jaw, not war-war. Echoing the words of Sir Winston Churchill, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Federations say they want to talk to Prime Minister David Cameron not fight him.

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  • CHIEF whip Andrew Mitchell has agreed to meet representatives of Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands Police Federations to discuss the PC Pleb row. The Federations wrote to the Sutton Coldfield MP yesterday to ask him for a meeting so that he could have a chance to clear the air.

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  • POLICE leaders have invited chief whip Andrew Mitchell to a meeting to discuss the PC Pleb row. Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands Police Federations have written to the Sutton Coldfield MP to ask him for a meeting to give him a chance to clear the air.

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  • RENOWNED for their gallows humour cops from the West Midlands will descend on Downing Street this morning dressed in PC Pleb t-shirts to deliver a serious message about their concerns over the Government’s 20 per cent cuts to policing.

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  • PC PLEB t-shirts worn by cops campaigning against the Government’s police cuts and fuming over the Andrew Mitchell affair are to be sold to raise money for a charity that supports the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Twelve different designs will be available to buy for £14.99 including postage each with a donation of £3 per t-shirt being made to Care of Police Survivors (COPS) which is dedicated to helping fallen officers’ families rebuild their lives.

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  • Police cuts advertising campaign

    Posted On 26 Sep 2012

    At 11am on 26th September, West Midlands, Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Federations launched their advertising campaign over police cuts, at a press and media photo call attended by Simon Payne, Ken Mackaill and Ian Edwards, chairs of the three respective Federations.

    Posted In Cuts Tagged Ian Edwards, Cuts, Andrew Mitchell

     
  • Police Federations from across the West Midlands have launched an advertising campaign attacking the Government’s 20 per cent cuts to policing. Adverts featuring the slogan “Mr Cameron, are you taking the P?” will start appearing around Birmingham from this weekend ready for the opening of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on 7 October.

    Posted In Cuts Tagged Ian Edwards, Cuts, Andrew Mitchell

     
  • Police Arbitration Hearing

    Posted On 26 Sep 2012

    Following the failure to agree between the Official Side and Staff Side at July’s PNB meeting, I can now confirm that a date has been set for the Police Arbitration Tribunal to consider the recommendations from the Winsor Final Report. The hearing will take place on Thursday 18 October 2012.

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  • Ian Edwards, WMPF Chairman, has said that Andrew Mitchell MP should stand down following his unacceptable actions. Ian made the comment on Radio BBC WM 95.6 on Friday (21st) in response to Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell’s disrespectful remarks to police officers at Downing Street.

    Posted In Cuts Tagged Ian Edwards, Cuts, Andrew Mitchell, Paul McKeever