Starmer: I would succeed where the PM failed to secure the streets


ir Keir Starmer pledged to “reduce crime, tackle its root causes” if he becomes prime minister.

He accused the Tories of becoming the “party of crime and disorder” and claimed Labor would do things “very differently” if they were to win power in the next general election.

Writing for the Independent, the Labor leader launched his party’s campaign for safer communities, telling the public his party would prioritize “protecting you, your family and your community”.

His call echoes that of former Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair who once pledged to be “tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime”.

Sir Keir, who is currently self-isolating after his son tested positive for coronavirus, has sought to play his own former role as director of public prosecutions as he takes aim at Boris Johnson and the Party’s ‘failed’ dossier Conservative on Police and Crime. fight.

In his article for The Independent, Sir Keir said Police in England and Wales faced a £ 1.6 billion funding gap and that between 2010 and 2020 14,500 officers had been suppressed by frontline conservatives.

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He said: “I spent five years as the chief prosecutor of this country. I know what it takes to get criminals off the streets and give victims the justice they deserve.

“It’s not just the job of the Crown Prosecution Service. And it’s not just the job of the police – it’s also the job of the Prime Minister. And I would step up where Boris Johnson failed.

“Basically, it’s about priorities. Too many people do not feel safe in their own community.

“Antisocial behaviors have exploded, a generation of young people growing up with the closure of their local youth clubs, lost youth workers – essential positive role models who help steer people away from the clutches of crime.

“The Conservatives have become the party of crime and disorder. Labor would do things very differently.



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