Jeremy Corbyn attacks Theresa May and Amber Rudd over police cuts following violent Archway muggings

Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Theresa May over police cuts in the wake of violent muggings in his Islin

Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Theresa May over police cuts in the wake of violent muggings in his Islington North constituency. Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May and home secretary Amber Rudd for trying to “protect communities on the cheap” – following the spate of violent muggings in Archway.

At a meeting on Wednesday with Junction ward officers, worried neighbours complained about a lack of cops on the streets. But the officers are powerless as the force’s budget has been cut back so heavily: £600million since 2010, when Ms May was home secretary.

And Labour leader Mr Corbyn said in a statement to the Gazette: “I’m very concerned about the increased public anxiety. I know it’s a major issue for constituents, and the council and police are working very hard to tackle it.

“We can’t escape the fact that council and police budgets have been cut and I have repeatedly told the Prime Minister and the home secretary that they can’t protect our communities on the cheap, the resources have to be made available to keep people safe.”


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