May/Rudd planning £32mn CUT to COUNTER-TERROR budget #GE17

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In a shocking article this morning, the Times has revealed that the Tories are still planning to cut £32 million from the budget of the Office of Security and Counterterrorism (OSCT) – a cut of almost 4% that will exceed 6% in real terms after inflation.

This is what Theresa May considers ‘well-resourced’, apparently.

May described the OSCT as,

critically important… at the heart of the UK’s response to the threat we face from terrorists and serious criminals

Clearly, to the Tory mind, even being ‘critically important’ and at the heart of protecting our people from terrorism does not prevent it being a target for serious cuts.

Even just days after such tragic loss of life and the terrible injuries to survivors in London.

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