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Home Secretary Theresa May defends the Government's choice for the next Chief Inspector of Constabulary on BBC1's Andrew Marr show. Read more on this story here.
Officers shouted, 'shameful' as the Home Secretary left the stage having said that changes to their pay and conditions were reforms which hard-working police officers should welcome.
Ms May faces more anger today from rank and file officers as she has recommended the man beyond the cuts, Tom Winsor, as the next Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
Police officers have been tweeting their shock and anger at the nomination of Tom Winsor for the Chief Inspector of Constabulary role:
Tom Winsor is likely to face tough questions from members of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee next week before his appointment can be sent to Prime Minister David Cameron and the Queen for approval.
Committee chairman Keith Vaz said he was "looking forward" to hearing from Mr Winsor, with whom he has clashed during previous hearings.
As part of his recommendations for the police Tom Winsor called for the current police pay system, based on a 1920s model of rewarding years of service, to be overhauled and replaced with one that recognised hard work and merit instead.
Among the more controversial proposals in his two reports, Mr Winsor recommended that police constables' starting salaries should be cut by up to £4,500 and that the retirement age should be raised to 60.
He also proposed scrapping a series of allowances and special payments intended to save £60 million a year overtime.
Officers on frontline duties would see their pay rise but 40% of officers who do not work unsocial hours face cuts of up to £4,000 a year.
Nick Herbert, Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice, speaking on the BBC has defended the choice of Tom Winsor:
The former head of the Prison Service has defended the idea of a someone with no police background taking the top job of Chief Inspector of Constabulary:
John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation's Hampshire branch, said:
The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, said that "if ever there was a need for sagacious advice from someone with a profound understanding of policing it is now".
Paul McKeever, the federation's chairman, said:
The Government's top choice for the next Chief Inspector of Constabulary has provoked an angry reaction from rank-and-file officers.
Lawyer Tom Winsor, whose review of police pay and conditions sparked a mass protest, has been named as Home Secretary Theresa May's preferred candidate for the £200,000-a-year role.
The 54 year old would be the first civilian to take up the role since the inspectorate was first established in 1856.