Duncan: Crime-fighting should not be a political football
Co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan, is urging both sides of the political divide to support current efforts to tackle the crime problem.
Duncan, who was speaking at a forum organised by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce on Friday, said crime-fighting should not be a political football.
He also warned that the plan to grow the economy by five per cent in four years will not be realised.
He says failure to address crime will affect everyone, therefore all politicians on both sides of the aisle as well as civil society groups need to support efforts to stem the crime problem.