The Tories and the Police: Robin Aitken examines the apparent close relationship between the Conservative Party and the police force. A relationship which was cemented with an unprecedented pay rise in the 1970s by Margaret Thatcher. A relationship which has soured over recent years culminating in a damning speech by Theresa May to the Police Federation conference earlier this year. Robin Aitken talks to Conservative politicians who have been key players in the story of this marriage of law and order over the last four decades including former Home Secretaries Ken Clarke and Michael Howard.
Former PC James Patrick, (who exposed the police recorded crime scams) also contributes to the 36 minute BBC radio documentary. Well worth a listen.