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POA Press Releases

PR 116 12 Nov 2015

Michael Gove Offensive To Prison Officers

Michael Gove the Secretary of State for Justice has clearly learnt nothing from his time as Education Secretary.

His comments at the Howard League in relation to the use of body worn cameras are offensive to prison officers past and present, to their families and to their friends.

They will not be forgotten and will do nothing to convince POA members that he is supportive of them in the difficult and demanding job that they do on behalf of the public.

The National Executive call upon Michael Gove to revisit his comments, withdraw them and apologise.




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