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Day: July 6, 2019

Ex-Met chief: PM was disastrous
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Ex-Met chief: PM was disastrous

    The crisis in policing is down to Theresa May's "disastrous" tenure as Home Secretary and Prime Minister, the former head of Scotland Yard has said, as senior officers demanded wide scale reforms across the service. In a stinging attack on her record in office, Lord Stevens, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police between 2000 and 2004, said he hoped her departure from Number 10 would mark the end of a dark period in policing. Lord Stevens said the relationship between the government and the police service was at an all time low and suggested Mrs May's policies were directly to blame for the rise in violent crime. He is one of five former Met Commissioners who have urged the Prime Minister’s successor to put law and order at the heart of the new administration,...
Johnson set for landslide victory
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Johnson set for landslide victory

    Boris Johnson is set to storm into Downing Street with a landslide victory this month, a poll of Conservative Party members has revealed. Mr Johnson is backed to become the next party leader by 74 per cent of members, with Jeremy Hunt on 26 per cent, according to a poll taken by YouGov and The Times. It comes as Tories began receiving ballot papers to cast their votes in the leadership race, which will lead to the naming of a new Prime Minister on July 23. Mr Hunt has urged party members to delay their votes until after two televised events next week, which will start with Tuesday’s head-to-head debate aired on ITV. “The big message I want to give to Conservative Party members is wait to see me and Boris in action on the TV debates. Try before you buy,” he said in...