Policing (London)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:44 am on 28th June 1985.

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Photo of Mr Philip Goodhart Mr Philip Goodhart , Beckenham 10:44 am, 28th June 1985

Connoisseurs of hypocrisy will look at that statement as well. I am sorry that the right hon. Gentleman could not bring himself — although one gathers that he has completed his reselection process — to condemn the savage attacks perpetrated on the Metropolitan police by the GLC and that he was not able to dissociate himself from the attacks, which my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary described as divisive, deliberate attempts to turn the community against the Metropolitan police.