Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper promised an independent review into policing as she heard first hand the anger of constables around the country at a national meeting this week. Download the full article.
Leicester MP Keith Vaz has challenged Theresa May on the decision to delay the election of police commissioners from May to autumn next year.
Download the Chairman's briefing from Paul McKeever.
Policy Exchange have today released a ‘far-reaching’ report on ways to make savings and lessen the cost of the service. Paul McKeever, Chairman of PFEW has been on BBC Breakfast, Radio 2 and Radio 5 this morning (alongside Blair Gibbs) highlighting the pit-falls of the report
The Police Federations of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands have joined together in an attack on the Coalition Governments reform agenda.
Most of you will be aware of articles running in today’s Telegraph, Express and Daily Mail newspapers regarding the cost of the Federation and ‘other unions’ to the tax payer. You will also be aware that the story was born out of a nationwide FOI request by Conservative MP Dominic Raab. Please see press statement below which has been sent to all national and trade media.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, today made a statement to the press on community payback, following the violent disruption around the country last week. Full transcript of the Deputy Prime Minister’s remarks:
The PFEW news includes a round-up of where we are at with PNB, pensions, Winsor, expected timelines of the PAT, Winsor part 2 and campaign activities.
Police leaders accused the Home Secretary of effectively "rewarding" officers’ tireless efforts to quell rioting across the country by slashing numbers and pushing through reforms which leave morale at rock bottom. Theresa May addressed delegates at a speech in Westminster in London today - including police chiefs - as she praised officers, many who worked round the clock during the riots, but she pressed the need for ‘reform’ and denied that cuts in numbers would impact on the service to the public.
Please see the statement issued to trade and national media reacting to the PM, David Cameron’s comments about policing this morning.