Police forces insist they cannot afford to man remembrance parades amid budget cuts

Oct 24, 2017 by

by Michael Powell, Mailonline:

Poppy Day parades to honour Britain’s war dead are facing the axe because police chiefs across the country are refusing to send officers to block off roads.

Campaigners have blasted forces for breaking the decades-old tradition, but senior officers say they have no choice because of Government budget cuts.

Instead, volunteers are battling to raise hundreds of pounds to hire professional traffic management firms to meet strict health and safety standards.

Organisers of the annual parade in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, which attracts about 10,000 people, say they need to raise £800 to save the event.

However, police budgets still stretch this kind of thing.

The UK police are such a joke.

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