"Police: we can't take care of cuts protests if you cut us
Leading officer to tell home secretary that a confident police force will be required to tackle any disorder professionally."
Mmmm I was wondering about this - I just saw it as symptomatic of the cluelessness of the coalition Government (which in all other respects seems to be relishing it's role as the nasty-nasty-nasty party) in not being foresighted enough to see that what they're doing is going to have people out on the streets - striking, protesting and rioting. No doubt we'll see a quiet about-face and suddenly lots of money will appear out of nowhere to fund the police - particularly riot police.
Well - we are all in it together...