With people demanding more action in the fight against criminals, Lambeth’s Liberal Democrats have decided now is the time to start attacking the police! Lib Dem councillors in Streatham have been flooding letterboxes with alarmist leaflets claiming the local police station is due to be closed down without being replaced – a claim the Borough Police commander flatly denies. They continued their campaign despite knowing it’s not true because they think it’s a good way to con people into voting for them.
Streatham Liberal Democrat councillors Brian Palmer and Julian Heather have been heading up the fake campaign. They’re saying the police want to close Streatham Police Station and leave the area with no replacement. The Police say the current police station, built over 100 years ago, is full of health and safety hazards and doesn’t have the space the police need to do their job properly using modern-day technology and equipment. But they have given a cast-iron guarantee that NO decision has been taken to close the existing station – and no decision WILL EVER be taken to close it unless a superior replacement can be built in the town centre.
But the Liberal Democrats never let a few facts get in the way of a good smear. They know they are widely regarded as being soft on crime, so they think running a fake campaign twisting the truth about plans for the local police station will help turn their reputation round. So, while the police get on with fighting the criminals, Lambeth Liberal Democrats have decided to fight the police.