HOME AFFAIRS – POLICE REFORM PROPOSALS – 8 March 2002

[Norman Baker: … The language used by police officers who write to me as a constituency MP is striking. It is far more confrontational than I have read in letters from police officers on any issue ... It is certainly very strong language. Regardless of whether it is justified, there is a problem, which the Government must tackle.]

Dr Lewis: I too have been extremely surprised by the level of vituperation and seething anger in the correspondence that I have received from serving police officers, and I cannot believe that all of it is synthetic.