Since 2010 the Tory party has been slashing away at the nation’s fire service.
Between March 2010 and March 2016 the Tories axed 9,668 firefighter jobs and the cuts have still been going on for the last year, meaning it’s 100% certain the number has easily exceeded 10,000 by now.
The Tories have already slashed the fire service budget by 30% and they have another 20% cut planned by 2020.
By the time of the 2015 General Election the Tories had already shut down 39 fire stations, including 10 in London that were shut down in the same week that the taxpayer owned bank RBS announced a mind-boggling £607 million in bonuses for their staff despite having lost £5.2 billion that year!
The closure of fire stations and the significant reductions in staff and vehicles at remaining stations mean that response times have been soaring all over the country…
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