Not enough is not enough
The Independent, 5th June 2017
Theresa May declared “enough is enough” as she promised tough new action in the fight against Islamist terrorism both online and on Britain’s streets.
A former Metropolitan Police chief has accused the government of “lying” about the number of armed officers on the streets, during an interview in the wake of the London terror attack. Peter Kirkham, a chief inspector between 1981 and 2002, claimed that the Met was “in crisis” in an interview with Sky News, saying the “extra” officers on the streets were actually officers putting in 16-hour shifts or working on “rare leave days”. However the Conservatives said the Government was “providing record funding for counter terror policing”, adding that crime had fallen by a third since 2010.