The Conservatives are not the party of law and order

From City AM

Liz Jarvis, a writer and a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, says NO.

How ludicrous for the Conservatives to pretend to be the party of law and order. Not only did the Supreme Court find Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful, but this is the party that cut thousands of police.

Since 2015, Britain has seen violent crime rise. My conversations with police officers have confirmed their frustration that they have been woefully under-resourced. Yes, this government has announced 20,000 new officers, but forces are still unsure how much funding they’re going to get – it’s difficult not to suspect more fantasy politics from the individuals who put a false offer about the NHS on the side of a bus.

DEBATE: Have the Conservatives re-established themselves as the party of law and order?