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Honour fallen PC

Dear Editor,

The terrorist outrage in Westminster has thrown into stark relief the fantastic job the police and other emergency services do day in, day out, on our behalf.

We should never take that for granted and I personally think that, as a mark of the nation’s respect and gratitude, a memorial plaque should be erected in PC Keith Palmer’s honour.

He went out to do his job protecting democracy and never came home. We owe him a debt we can never repay but it is appropriate that there is a permanent reminder to all of his bravery and sacrifice.

Yours faithfully

Paul Nuttall MEP

Crimes must be properly recorded

Dear Editor,

The recent inspection of Greater Manchester Police which found that as many as 38,000 crimes each year had failed to be reported goes to show that Labour Police Chief Tony Lloyd still has plenty of work to do before his role is transferred to the new Greater Manchester Mayor.

Public confidence in our police forces must be an absolute priority as without it, we simply open the doors for more criminal and anti-social behaviour. police2

If Greater Manchester Police continue to smokescreen the public by not recording so many crimes, sadly it will mean that victims of crime will eventually come to the conclusion that it is pointless to report issues they witness.

I hope the new IT system that comes into place soon will mean that a higher proportion of crimes are reported within the system, however public sector agencies have poor form when it comes to introducing such systems. Therefore sadly, I won’t be holding my breath.

Yours sincerely

Paul Nuttall MEP

Support for Police ‘Thin Blue Line’ badge

Telling police officers they should not wear a ‘thin blue line’ badge to support their fallen colleagues is an example of ‘disrespectful, lily livered political correctness’ – says the Deputy Leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall MEP.


His comments follow media reports that Met officers have been apparently been told by a high ranking Scotland Yard officer that the black and white Union Jack patch with a blue line could cause offence within certain communities and not to wear it.


“It has never been more appropriate than right now in the wake of the tragic killing of Merseyside PC David Phillips,” Mr Nuttall said.


“What is wrong with people in authority today? They are stupidly keen to see offence where none exists. And in this instance whose delicate feelings are they now trying to protect? ” said the North West MEP.


“I am glad to read that Met Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who was formerly in charge of the Merseyside force, has adopted a far more sensible robust attitude and said he had no issue with officers wearing the badge.


“Our police officers are under incredible pressure increased by austerity measures having led to job cuts and they face problems and risks that most people never encounter. 


“Never more did that vital thin blue line deserve our support and frankly there is no room for lily livered politically correct behaviour while our guardians of the law spend every day protecting us,” said Mr Nuttall.