Jeremy Corbyn is right to flag police cuts, says journalist

'The fight against terrorism needs big brains, big thoughts and then practical actions', says journalist

A terror attack took place in London on Saturday (June 3)

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has a point when he raises the issue of policing cuts, according to a journalist who spoke to talkRADIO today.

Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister because of cuts she made to policing staff during her time as home secretary, between 2010 and 2016.

Fox said "the police were not just crying wolf when they talked about police numbers" and also called for the government to ramp up troop numbers as it responds to Saturday's events.

However Fox said it is a question of will as well as resources. To solve this problem, he says, we need "big brains, deep thought and then practical action."

Superficial slogans, Fox said, "get us nowhere" - a reference to the speech made by Theresa May yesterday, specifically her call for greater vigilance against cyber threats.

Listen to the full interview above