This is not good for the UK and the cities in the states are doing the same because of their reckless spending habits. In the article he said the amount of the cuts was a speculation. Looks like they are on pins and needles until the spending review reports comes back in October. Police Cuts: Derek Barnett Of Police Superintendents' Association Warns Of Disorder On Streets | UK News | Sky News Chief Superintendent Derek Barnett is set to urge Home Secretary Theresa May not to make any mistakes as she oversees the most radical policing reform in 50 years. Amid fears that 40,000 officers' jobs could go as part of a drive to shave 25% off the cost of policing, Mr Barnett will warn that it "is a fundamental duty of Government to ensure the security of the nation". "If you do cut police funding too severely there will be some consequences."