Diane Abbott responds to the Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

01 Nov 2018
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, said:

“Serious and organised crime blights communities and destroys lives. A comprehensive and detailed strategy to combat it would be very welcome but unfortunately what the Government offers is not that.

“Organised crime requires a highly co-ordinated international response and relies on significant resources and staffing, yet the Government has cut 21,000 police officers and there was nothing in the Budget to reverse that.

“This is a record of failure and a consequence of Tory cuts. Labour takes serious and organised crime seriously, and will provide increased resources and officers to tackle it.”

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