I don’t know about you but I never heard about the police day of action in London this week.
On Wednesday, 2,000 officers gathered for a rally to protest about the government cuts in police funding. I’d have thought it was a prime opportunity for some massive publicity but appears to have attracted a mere 10% of the numbers that protested a couple of years ago when the Home Secretary refused to backdate an agreed pay rise.
Calls were made for the government to reverse its decision on the 20% target cuts for policing, after all, the government does seem to have a regular habit of announcing changes and then deciding against it when they realised their plans weren’t really investigated much more than a few notes on the back of a fag packet on the terrace bar at Westminster. (health review, 50% prison discount, sale of the forests, etc).
It’s a shame the event wasn’t more widely advertised. I know lots of people from my force went last time, I’ve not heard of anyone going this week.
What a shame.