Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

High-security prisons holding Britain’s most dangerous prisoners have lost one in four officers since the Conservatives have been in government, it can be revealed. HMP Belmarsh, the category-A men’s prison that has inmates including serial killer Stephen Port and extreme Islamist preacher Anjem … Continue reading Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

Poppy Day parades cancelled as police cannot afford to man them due to government cuts

Poppy Day parades to honour Britain’s war dead are facing the axe because police chiefs across the country are refusing to send officers to block off roads. Campaigners have blasted forces for breaking the decades-old tradition, but senior officers say they … Continue reading Poppy Day parades cancelled as police cannot afford to man them due to government cuts

Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

The Office of Manpower Economics commissioned a report into the pay of public sector workers which reveals the scale of the austerity motivated pay freeze. The revelations show the scale of the pay freeze, with an estimated £3 pay fall … Continue reading Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

Austerity architect tells government to increase taxes to fund NHS and public services

Oliver Letwin, who was one of the “key architects of David Cameron’s austerity programme” has called on the government to consider raising taxes to fund public services. “It may well be, in one way or another, a large number of … Continue reading Austerity architect tells government to increase taxes to fund NHS and public services

Tories cheer as they win the vote, maintaining the public sector pay freeze

After a day of furious discussion in parliament, a vote was held on the amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would end the public sector pay freeze and raise the wages of the emergency services. Critics were livid that the … Continue reading Tories cheer as they win the vote, maintaining the public sector pay freeze

Lib Dems make renewed plea to end the pay cap for emergency services

In recent disasters, the emergency services have been praised by the government for their excellent and fearless response to terrorist attacks and fires. Tim Farron is calling on the government to scrap the pay cap in recognition of their excellent … Continue reading Lib Dems make renewed plea to end the pay cap for emergency services

Chief Constable says budget cuts will leave police unable to deal with riots

Chief Constable Dave Thompson, who oversees funding, has said police in England and Wales would struggle to deal with riots on the scale of 2011 due to budget cuts, according to the BBC. “We’d have real challenges in dealing with … Continue reading Chief Constable says budget cuts will leave police unable to deal with riots