Apart from his honeyd words to the press I have seen that Tony Lloyd has pledged to support Chief Constable Fahy's operational independence. That's the last thing that honest people should want.

Greater Manchester Police is second only to The Met in terms of corruption. It is their operational free hand that is largely responsible for the corruption. What we really need is an honest PCC to watch over GMP and to step in when they are being let off. Before the end of the month I believe we shall see what Tony Lloyd is going to do. In the meantime, we have only his word that he is going to represent us and not the already well protected police officers.

To make the PCC arrangement work for us instead of against us we must be ever vigilant.

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