Today:

12/05/2021

Cotswold MP concerned about possible defence cuts for policing at RAF Fairford

Share this article

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has recently been informed that as a result of a review by the US 3rd Air Force based at Ramstein in Germany, they are looking at the economies of all their bases throughout Europe.

A consequence of this could be a cut in the funding of the Defence Police Federation who guard inside the wire at RAF Fairford, or even their complete removal. Heightened security provisions will therefore have to be provided from elsewhere when active operations are taking place.

Mr Clifton-Brown is concerned that were a repeat of the large scale protests seen during the Second Gulf War to take place these cuts could make it very difficult to actively police the base.

The MP has tabled a Parliamentary Question on this matter and will today write to Dr Tim Brain, the Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police to discuss the possible implications.

Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Cotswold)

www.geoffreycliftonbrown.com

Similar Articles

Don't Miss

Jobs available in Cheshire

Bordering Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Cheshire has many opportunities. Warrington, a large town within Cheshire, has many openings for labourers across every sector, skill or unskilled. Unilever has a large factory where detergents are made.

Employment prospects for the over 50’s has been hard hit by the Covid 19 pandemic

Official data reveals that a large proportion of the over-50s have employees have worked fewer hours and are more likely to have been made redundant in the wake of the pandemic

Brexit dispute over fishing rights in Jerseys water is ‘resolved’ for now, Prime Minister Johnson says

On Thursday morning, more than 50 French fishing boats gathered near the port of Jerseys capital of St Helier to protest post-Brexit fishing rights. In response to this the UK sent two Royal Navy patrol ships to Jersey, a British Crown Dependency, as a “precautionary measure”. Tension then escalated as France deployed two of their maritime patrol boats to the waters.