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May 25, 2012

Woa, let’s get terms of reference right – there is no such mythical beast as “the British Police”. The ScotGov has responded to these ConDem assaults on policing by establishing a soon to be national police force north of the border. An embryonic Gardai as in Eire?

Think Left

By David Harney

First posted on THE 67 MISSING PAGES!

Tens of thousands of off duty Police Officers marched in protest at Government imposed cuts of 20%, causing the loss of 16,000 Officers.  In addition, Government plans mass privatization of  British policing.

Tens of thousands of rank and file police officers marched in London on Thursday the 10th of May, in a protest at the vicious cuts and mass “privatisation” of the police service.

The demonstration was the strongest show of defiance available to members of the Police Federation and comes as the call, from some officers, for full industrial rights grows. A fast increasing number of officers believe that if they are to lose the job protection they have always had as Crown servants, then they need real industrial muscle to defend their jobs and their working conditions.

The sight of tens of thousands of cops taking to the…

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