Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Supporting the Police
I took a long lunch break today and headed over to Westminster to support the Kent Police officers marching through London in protest of the Home Secretary's outrageous decision not to backdate their pay rise to September giving them a 1.9% rise instead of the recommended 2.5% rise. Jan Berry, the chair of the Police Federation, hails from Kent had time for a quick wave at me as she led more than 20,000 officers past the Home Office. I know the police are not perfect but they do a tough job and they do not deserve to be betrayed like they have. Ironically, the Home Secretary will shortly unveil her new Counter-Terrorism plans which she will be relying on the police to implement. And no doubt they will...but maybe through gritted teeth.