‘I have the utmost respect for the police and the job they do’-Andrew Rosindell MP

The Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has hit back at Romford Labour this morning following their criticism in an article published earlier this morning in the Havering Daily.

In response Mr Rosindell has said:

“Once again the Romford Labour Party shows how out of touch they are with public opinion in Romford by attacking their elected M.P. simply for representing fairly and reasonably, the views of his constituents.

I do not believe the people of Romford want to see double standards.  The left-wing woke anarchists who vandalise the statue of Winston Churchill should not be given special treatment, whilst people demonstrating over the loss of our freedom due to coronavirus get the full force of the law.  “Taking the knee” is also not what Romford people expect to see the police doing, they want to see the police enforce the rule of law and make our streets safe.  Pandering to the woke mob is not on and the police must not allow themselves to become politically biased, being soft on some, but tough on others.

So rather than setting out their own vision and ideas to make our community safe, Romford Labour are spending their time maliciously distorting my words and sentiments in order to mislead the people of our town. At a time when the police are grieving over the loss of a brave and committed police officer, this is a despicable thing to do. Labour are manipulating this news cycle to frame me as being somehow anti-police.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

For the Romford Labour spokesman who has never been elected to any public office, to take time out of his day to write a frankly nasty and misleading letter distorting my views and implying that I do not have respect for the police is shameful.  He should be the one to apologise to me and the people of Romford for once again spreading untruths across our community.

I have the utmost respect for the job the police do and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. My constituents know I am strong on law and order and ensuring our police are well-funded and supported.

That does not mean that I will not represent the views of my constituents when they see the police making mistakes. In this case, it has been clear that left-wing, woke protests have been dealt with differently to other protests. It is correct in a democracy that we question our institutions, while maintaining the utmost respect and reverence for the work they do.

The fact that Romford Labour are now playing politics with the death of a brave police officer makes me sick to my stomach. Sir Keir Starmer claims that Labour is ‘under new management’. Apparently the message hasn’t got through to Romford’s left-wing Labour rump.”

Please see the twitter link below for Mr Rosindell’s letter to the Met Police Commissioner.

3 thoughts on “‘I have the utmost respect for the police and the job they do’-Andrew Rosindell MP

  • 2nd October 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Political point scoring by either of the Conservative Party or the Labour Party’s is always going to occur. However Mr Rosindale, you didn’t ask my opinion, as a constituent either, regarding the contents of your letter to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. If as you say, ‘the letter is sent on behalf of your constituents’, don’t you think it fair and reasonable for us to see what you have written? Publish a copy of all your letters purportedly written on behalf of your constituents in, The Havering Daily. Then we will know beyond all doubt who is trying to score points and who is not. Whilst you are about it, why not tell your constituents what you think about Mr White and his allowing of Councillors, present in the alleged Gerrymandering meeting, to be a part of the Adjudication and Review Committee regarding that meeting. You can explain how such a situation is considered to be totally independent and free from any political bias. Now that would be something you can write about, not only on behalf of not only your constituents, but all the residents and voters in The London Borough of Havering, aka ‘Damian’s Patch’. Who’s ‘points scoring’ over this one?

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  • 4th October 2020 at 9:57 am

    As a former Chairman of the Crime & Disorder committee, elected by acclamation in 2014, a true civilian friend of the police is someone who defends policing with consent, gives them benefit of the doubt and doesn’t interfere and criticise operational as opposed overall policy decisions, EXCEPT WHEN YOU HAVE TO and whether this is “Left” or “Right” wing criticism depends on the circumstances.

    The fact is in practice the police act in defence of government policy and in the present situation this means stopping political protests against the criminal lockdown. Criminal because the 1984 Public Health Act which the government pretends gives them the authority to lockdown, does no such thing, as the Act says any measures must be proportionate to the problem.

    Lockdown (a penal term) of an entire healthy country is vastly disproportionate to the problem as according to Office for National Statistics only 1 in 60 deaths are now covid-related! They get away with it because a supine Parliament allows them to, with only 24 MPs opposing government by decree by the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse on 30th Sept.

    For the dirty jobs the police deploy special units, to avoid branding the entire force, and at the Trafalgar Square protest a special unit was ordered to march into the crowd with batons raised, no doubt to provide the media footage to intimidate people to be quiet and stay indoors.

    I suppose after supporting government by decree Andrew had to say something on behalf of liberty and question the (special unit) police action. That is after criticising others for criticising the police he had to do so himself, due to their actions against a genuinely peaceful protest – and revealingly Labour now support actions they would have denounced during the miners strike.


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