Debate the cuts to public services, don’t weaponise them like UKIP has

With Monday’s tragic events still at the forefront of everyone’s minds the debate has inevitably moved on, the focus rightly or wrongly now seems to be on police numbers and the cuts to public services. The graph below shows a clear drop in police officer numbers since 2010 a reduction of about 20,000. That headline number however doesn’t tell us the detail, what forces or which specialised units have lost staff since 2010. [visualizer id=”421″] Back in 2007 at the time of the London attacks police numbers were at 142,000. More police officers is no guarantee that what happened on Monday

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The very worst of the human race, the very best of humanity

Human life is precious Just over 48 hours ago we witnessed the utter barbarism of the human race, thankfully we also saw the very best of humanity come to the fore shorty after. In the briefest of moments one man’s disgusting act has change the lives of many forever, the aftermath of the attack on Monday still unfolding. A is now nation united in hope that those who are injured in hospital make the fullest recovery. Some families are still waiting for news of their loved one, their agonising wait for information sadly goes on. As more details emerge we can only

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