Birmingham Against The Cuts

West Midlands Police Authority met yesterday in the wake of the G4S’s Olympic debacle leading the newspaper headlines and the consequences being debated in Parliament.

Cllr Bob Jones the Labour candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) arrived outside Lloyd House presenting himself to the TV cameras in front of the mass lobby against the privatisation led by UNISON and Unite.

At the beginning of the meeting members of the public repeatedly challenged Bishop Webley, Chair of the Police Authority, over the exclusion of public questions relating to the human rights records of the shortlisted companies for the BPP.

The meeting considered the belated Business Proposal for the Business Partnering for Policing. The advocates for the privatisation focused on the need to update the IT systems of West Midlands Police with private investment.

Cllr Bob Jones claimed the BPP “is already a car crash, let’s not drive a…

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