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Tories accuse senior police of giving political cover to Labour

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/08/2010

Sean O’Neill

"A Conservative government could find itself at war with police chiefs amid accusations that some are too close to the Labour Party.

"A Tory briefing document, seen by The Times, attacks the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), which represents the 350 most senior officers in England and Wales.

"The note, written in Conservative campaign headquarters, accuses the association's leaders of giving political cover to the Labour Government repeatedly and consistently and engaging in gratuitous photocalls with Gordon Brown and other ministers.

"It claims that ACPO, which receives £18 million a year from the Home Office, has publicly and privately lobbied against a number of key Conservative issues, going far beyond its role. The document adds that despite claiming to be an independent body that acts in the public interest, analysis of its statements shows almost no criticism of the current Government."

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"Tories accuse senior police of giving political cover to Labour", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tories-accuse-senior-police-of-giving-political-cover-to-labour